Vice President of Industry Services
American Gaming Association
An experienced tradeshow, meetings and conventions executive, Andrew Ortale joined the American Gaming Association (AGA) in January 2016 as Vice President of Industry Services. He most recently served as the Executive Vice President of National Trade Productions (NTP), where he helped develop and direct their customer service program dedicated to exceptional client care. He was an integral part of the team that managed and marketed proprietary and association-owned events integrating cutting-edge technology into floor plan management, developing customer-centric communications and marketing campaigns and maximizing revenue through operational efficiencies.
Ortale brings 18-years experience as a meetings and convention professional to the AGA and will oversee the evolution of AGA’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) portfolio of events and develop new programs for the $240 billion U.S. casino gaming industry. Beginning in 1998 as an account executive with Brede Exposition Services in Minneapolis, Ortale’s career included working with convention and visitor bureaus in both Pittsburgh and Orlando, and sales of housing, registration and meeting management services for J. Spargo & Associates. Immediately prior to joining NTP, Andrew was the Eastern Regional Vice President of Sales for The Expo Group where he helped establish The Expo Group’s brand identity in the Washington DC association market.
Ortale is actively engaged with professional trade associations including the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) as both a member of the national board of directors and the immediate past chair of the Washington, D.C. Chapter.