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Chris Brady (LAI Games)

Chris Brady

LAI Games
Jon Brady (Owner at Sports Connection)

Jon Brady

Owner at Sports Connection
Joe Camarota (Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Omega Sales)

Joe Camarota

Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Omega Sales
George Gomez (EVP/Chief Creative Officer at Stern Pinball, Inc.)

George Gomez

EVP/Chief Creative Officer at Stern Pinball, Inc.
Val McGee (Chief Operating Officer at Scene 75 Entertainment Centers)

Val McGee

Chief Operating Officer at Scene 75 Entertainment Centers

Operations leader with over 25 years of experience in the hospitality & amusement industries. Operator of national Retail, Food & Beverage and Ancillary Venues. Proven ability to build effective teams. Direct approach to managing business, growing revenues and profit margins. Focus on customer experience and building a brand.

Michael Nowak (CEO of Redemption Plus)

Michael Nowak

CEO of Redemption Plus
George Petro (Founder of Play Mechanix Inc)

George Petro

Founder of Play Mechanix Inc

George Petro started his journey in the amusement industry as an arcade game technician in 1981. By 1983, he secured a job at Williams Electronics, affording him the opportunity to meet legendary game designer Eugene Jarvis. After several years climbing the ladder, he became the lead programmer on NARC, Williams' return to the video game market in 1987. He led the Midway video game department from 1991 to 1995 along with developing Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Revolution X. He left Midway in 1995 to found Play Mechanix, creators of the Big Buck Hunter franchise, Minecraft Dungeons Arcade, Halo: Fireteam Raven, The Walking Dead Arcade, Terminator Salvation and more. In 2006 Petro and Jarvis joined forces once again as Raw Thrills, who is currently the industry's #1 arcade video game manufacturer.

John Russell, IV (AAMA Government Relations Lobbyist at Dentons US LLP)

John Russell, IV

AAMA Government Relations Lobbyist at Dentons US LLP
Scott Shaffer (President at Shaffer Distributing Company)

Scott Shaffer

President at Shaffer Distributing Company
George Smith (President at Family Entertainment Group, LLC)

George Smith

President at Family Entertainment Group, LLC
Beth Standlee (CEO & Founder of TRAINERTAINMENT)

Beth Standlee

Pete Stearns (Senior Director, Midway Operations of Dave & Busters)

Pete Stearns

Senior Director, Midway Operations of Dave & Busters

Excited to be in our industry since 1992. Spent time with Time-Out Family Entertainment Centers, Edison Brothers Mall Entertainment, and passing 25 years with the Dave & Buster’s brand. Entered the Amusements industry as a technician after attending SUNY Alfred. Love seeing our industry grow and embrace new technologies.

Gary Stern (Stern Pinball, Inc.)

Gary Stern

Stern Pinball, Inc.
Russ Van Natta (VP of Sales at Creative Works)

Russ Van Natta

VP of Sales at Creative Works