Nominations accepted for KYCPG’s Gleason Award
June 20, 2020 – 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.
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.
About Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG)
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.
For more information on KYCPG or on problem gambling issues, visit www.kycpg.org.
KYCPG Executive Director