Solomon Mental Health Center Lowell MA
Chairman of the Board, National Center for Responsible Gaming
Executive Vice President of Global Government and Industry Affairs, MGM Resorts International
Alan M. Feldman has served as Chairman of the Board for the National Center for Responsible Gaming since 2012. He has been a board member since the organization was founded in 1996.
Mr. Feldman is well known in the gaming industry having served in a senior management capacity for more than 25 years with MGM Resorts International. Since first joining Mirage Resorts Incorporated in March 1990, Mr. Feldman has established a reputation for candor and insight that is all too rare in corporate America.
As Executive Vice President of Global Government and Industry Affairs for MGM Resorts International, Mr. Feldman oversees the planning and implementation of MGM’s government relations efforts as well as policy development on industry issues and programs. He was also a principal architect of the Company’s industry-leading Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
Throughout his career, Mr. Feldman has been involved in a wide array of industry issues with a particular focus on issues concerning responsible gaming. Mr. Feldman was elected as Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Responsible Gaming in January 2012 and has been a long-serving member of the Advisory Board of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. He previously served as a member of the Athletes and Addictions Task Force at Harvard University Medical School, Division of Addictions. In addition, Mr. Feldman is a frequent speaker on responsible gaming at conferences, universities and media events across North America and Asia.
His work has been the recipient of numerous awards. In 2002, the Casino Management Association honored him as the Gaming Professional of the Year and in 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Gaming Communications from the American Gaming Association (AGA).
Active in the community, Mr. Feldman is a member of the Board of Directors of the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, and the Executive Committee of the Las Vegas Centennial Commission. He also served as a member of the Vision Stakeholder Group, which was created by the Nevada Legislature to develop the first strategic vision plan in Nevada’s history.
Mr. Feldman began his career in Public Relations after attending UCLA where he studied Theatre Arts. He is a regular guest lecturer at the International Gaming Institute at UNLV and serves on the faculty for the International Executive Development Program at UNR.
National Center for Responsible Gaming
Dr. Russell Sanna joined the NCRG on March 1, 2016. He oversees the operations of the Center and works with the entire NCRG team on implementing the recently completed strategic plan to better enable it to fulfill its mission.
Most recently, Dr. Sanna was the Executive Director of the Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine. In earlier posts, he was the Associate Dean for External Relations at the Harvard Design School and the Assistant Director of the Harvard Art Museums. In all three roles, he was responsible for building and enhancing stakeholder networks and resource development. Before coming to Harvard, Dr. Sanna served as the Assistant Superintendent of the Solomon Mental Health Center in Lowell, MA.
Dr. Sanna completed his undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Wyoming. He holds a master’s degree in social planning from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and earned his PhD in policy analysis from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.