Brianne Doura-Schawohl is founder and CEO of Doura-Schawohl Consulting LLC. She most recently served as Vice President of US Policy and Strategic Development for EPIC Risk Management, a global harm prevention consultancy, conducting work in over 24 countries. Prior to her role at EPIC, Brianne served as Legislative Director for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Her experience includes a decade of leadership in advocacy, public policy, government affairs, and communications.
Doura-Schawohl’s practice spans a wide range of work with executive and legislative branch officials and private sector stakeholders at the international, federal, state, and local levels of government. She has a history of achievements in United States Congressional legislative work, including a diverse portfolio of complex problem gambling policy issues. This continues to be invaluable in her ability to make a difference on behalf of people with gambling problems around the world.
Doura-Schawohl works with Congress and numerous state legislatures and regulators to provide expert advice on gambling policy. She continues to work with stakeholders on both sides of the aisle. Additionally, she has been featured in numerous local, state, national, and international media, including CNBC, ESPN, and CBC.
Brianne was named one of the top 100 lobbyists in 2021 by the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics (NILE) and was featured as one of the 25 People to Watch in 2022 by Global Gaming Business. In 2019 she was appointed as a member of the Digital Gaming Advisory Group for the State of Hawaii and continues to serve on numerous coalitions. In 2020 and 2021 she was a guest faculty member for Seton Hall Law School at their Gaming Law, Compliance, and Integrity Program. Additionally she has been a guest lecturer for the University of Minnesota, Global Institute for Responsible Sport Organizations. Doura-Schawohl continues to speak at many conferences and other public events on gaming policy in the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia.
Doura-Schawohl serves as part of the leadership of the National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics Next Gen Executives committee, a group committed to advancing educational & networking opportunities for the next generation of leaders within the government relations profession and on the National Council on Problem Gambling military affairs committee.
Mrs. Doura-Schawohl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington. She resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her family.
SiGMA World celebrated the iGaming industry’s resilience even in the most troubling of times. With this we also congratulate the efforts made to make the iGaming world ethical, fraud-free and lawful.
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AIBC brought together the pioneers of a bright new age of emerging technology ready, able and willing to be the vanguard of Tomorrow. Other than just the established names, we also hosted many an entrepreneur seeking to expand the frontiers of AI and the Blockchain ever forward.
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The Week also saw many a networking dinner, speaking panel, drink gatherings and other opportunities for our hard-working delegates to unwind. A few highlights include the awards that congratulated those whose dedication, skill and acumen made them a leading figure in their industry as well as the fact that the conferences where graced by titans such as John Karony, Nolan Bushnell, Djibril Cissé, Akon and Mark Blandford who was awarded an Outstanding Contribution of the Year award for his pioneering work in the iGaming industry.