Nominations for the annual Arch L. Gleason Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership now are being accepted

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For Immediate Release: June 20, 2020
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Nominations Accepted for KYCPG’s Gleason Award


Nominations for the annual Arch L. Gleason Award for Responsible Gambling Leadership now are being accepted by
the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG).

The Gleason Award honors gambling industry executives for commitment to and leadership of responsible gambling actions in their business and with their industry.


Nomination applications can be downloaded here (click here for the application Gleason Award ), from the KYCPG website, https://www.kycpg.org/about/   or can be obtained by sending an e-mail to KYCPG Executive Director Michael R. Stone,    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Questions can be directed to Stone by e-mail or by calling 502-223-1823.


The 2020 Gleason Award was presented to Chip Polston, Vice President of Communications, Public Relations and Social Responsibility, Kentucky Lottery Corporation. Previous recipients were Alice Garland, Executive Director, North Carolina Education Lottery, in 2018, and Thomas Meeker, retired President and CEO of Churchill Downs, Inc., in 2017.


The Gleason Award winner will be honored at the 2021 KYCPG 24th Annual Educational and Awareness Conference in Owensboro, Ky., March 2021. The recipient receives travel, housing and conference registration, and presents the conference keynote address.


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The Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to increase awareness of problem gambling, promote prevention and
research, and advocate for the availability of treatment. KYCPG is supported by memberships and donations. Corporate members include Churchill Downs, Ellis Park,
Keeneland Race Course, Kentucky Downs, The Red Mile, Turfway Park, The Kentucky Lottery Corporation, IGT, KRM Wagering, Belterra Casino Resort, Caesars Southern
Indiana, Hollywood Casino Hotel, and Tropicana Casino.
Members of the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling Board of Directors are President Herbert (Bud) Newman, Psy.D, Louisville; Secretary Sara Westerman,
Crestwood; Treasurer Mike Townsend, Crestwood; Professional Adviser Curtis L. Barrett, Ph.D., Prospect; Director of Education and NCPG Representative RonSonLyn Clark,
Psy.D., Owensboro; John Arnett, Florence; Jim Blackerby, Lexington; Dennis Boyd, Louisville; Scott Hunt, Ph.D., Richmond; Susan Jacobson, Petersburg; Gerrimy Keiffer,
Owensboro; Patrick Malarkey, Louisville; Alfred Perkins, Lousiville; and Chip Polston, Louisville.
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