His focus will be on problem gambling and responsible gambling measures at the local, state, and federal levels.
Washington, DC – The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) today announced that Cole Wogoman has joined the organization as their Government Relations Manager. His main focus will be advocating for stronger problem gambling and responsible gambling measures at the local, state, and federal levels.
“NCPG has a unique role as the national advocate for programs and services to assist people with gambling problems and their families,” said Keith Whyte, NCPG Executive Director. “A major focus of ours is to gain Federal support for problem gambling programs by working with all stakeholders on regulation, advocacy, and health policy and legislation. We are confident that Cole brings the experience and strategic thinking to excel in this exciting challenge.”
Wogoman is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia. Previously, he served as legislative counsel for D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh, advising her on a wide-range of issues, including sports gambling, transportation, and agency oversight. Before his time in public service, Wogoman worked as an associate for the law firm of Willkie Farr and Gallagher. He holds a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, and a BA in Political Science with a minor in Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame.
“I am excited to join NCPG during this time of rapid gambling expansion across America,” said Wogoman. “While NCPG and its affiliates push local and state government officials to enact robust problem gambling and responsible gambling policies, it’s way past time for federal officials to lend their resources and research capabilities to help those affected by problem gambling. I look forward to making progress on these important issues.”
In addition to educating policymakers on legislative and regulatory measures to better address problem gambling and responsible gambling concerns, Wogoman will work with NCPG’s Board of Directors, state affiliate chapters, and NCPG members to advance solutions that provide advocacy, awareness, and assistance on gambling addiction and responsible gambling issues.
About the National Council on Problem Gambling
Based in Washington DC, the National Council on Problem Gambling is the only national nonprofit organization that seeks to minimize the economic and social costs associated with gambling addiction by working with stakeholders in all facets of gambling. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling. If gambling becomes a problem, NCPG urges people who gamble, as well as their loved ones, to contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline, which offers hope and help without judgment or shame. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call or text 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat. Help is available 24/7 – it is free and confidential.
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November 3, 2021