Halkyard, Zarnett elected to National Center for Responsible Gaming board

NV Energy Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Halkyard and Deutsche Bank gaming analyst Andrew Zarnett were elected to the board of directors of the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

Halkyard joined NV Energy in July after spending 13 years in a variety of roles with Caesars Entertainment Corp., including time as CFO.

Zarnett serves as the co-head of high yield research and an analyst in the Gaming, Lodging and Leisure High Yield Debt division at Deutsche Bank.

Kathleen Scanlan, senior advisor of special projects for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, was also named to the board.

“Both Jonathan and Andrew bring a strategic economic perspective to understanding responsible gaming, and Kathy will help to guide our prevention and treatment educational initiatives for gambling disorders,” said Alan Feldman, chairman of the NCRG and senior vice president of public affairs for MGM Resorts International.

The National Center for Responsible Gaming is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder.

The 11-member NCRG board of directors includes representatives from the gaming industry and the public health and regulatory communities. As the practical, hands-on management group of the organization, the board focuses on education and outreach program creation and implementation.