Frank Fahrenkopf

Independent Director

Frank Fahrenkopf

Mr. Fahrenkopf has served on the Board since July 2020 and served on the board of ERI from September 2014 until July 2020. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (“AGA”), an organization that represents the commercial casino-entertainment industry by addressing federal legislation and regulatory issues, from July 1995 until June 2013. At the AGA, Mr. Fahrenkopf was the national advocate for the commercial casino industry and was responsible for positioning the AGA to address regulatory, political, and educational issues affecting the gaming industry. Mr. Fahrenkopf is currently co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which he founded, and which conducts debates among presidential candidates. He serves as a board member of the International Republican Institute, which he founded. He also founded the National Endowment for Democracy, where he served as Vice Chairman and a board member from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Fahrenkopf served as chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1983 to 1989. Prior to his role at AGA, Mr. Fahrenkopf was a partner at Hogan & Hartson, where he regularly represented clients before the Nevada gaming regulatory authorities. Mr. Fahrenkopf served as the first Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on Gaming Law and was a founding Trustee and President of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys. Mr. Fahrenkopf also sits on the board of directors of 12 NYSE-listed public investment companies: Gabelli Equity Trust, Inc. (GAB), Gabelli Utility Trust (GUT), Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust (GGT), Gabelli Dividend and Income Trust (GDV), Gabelli Gold and Natural Resources and Income Trust (GGN), Gabelli Small & Midcap Value Fund (GGZ), Bancroft Fund (BCV), Ellsworth Growth & Income Trust (ECF) and four additional investment companies within the Gabelli Innovations Trust.

Mr. Fahrenkopf has been selected to serve as a director because of his extensive knowledge of gaming regulatory matters, his relevant legal experience, and his experience as a director of many public companies. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that Mr. Fahrenkopf is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.