PPA Staff

John Pappas

John PappasExecutive Director

John Pappas has been engaged in high-level policy and political consulting in Washington, D.C., for the last 16 years. Prior to taking a full-time position as vice president of government affairs for the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) he was a public affairs consultant for the Washington PR firm Dittus Communications. During his four years at Dittus, Pappas served as a media and policy advisor for dozens of Fortune 500 companies, start-up firms, trade associations and grassroots organizations like the PPA.

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Randy Lau

Randy LauInformation Technology Manager

Randy Lau has been with the Poker Players Alliance since 2006. His professional experience has been in the Silicon Valley working with companies focused on web technologies. As Information Technology Manager, Randy oversees the PPA website, as well as other PPA online assets, to provide relevant information and action alerts for its membership.

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Drew Lesofski

Drew LesofskiDirector of Grassroots and External Affairs

Drew Lesofski has served as the Director of Grassroots and External Affairs for the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) since early 2008. Dedicated to ensuring a fair poker environment for all Americans, Drew works with a broad range of national bi-partisan coalitions to change anti-poker laws throughout the country. Drew is also in charge of the PPA’s State Director program and manages the organization’s state volunteers.

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Bryan Spadaro

Bryan SpadaroDirector of Membership and PokerPAC

Bryan Spadaro joined the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) in October of 2007 and serves as the Director of Membership and PokerPAC, the Political Action Committee of the PPA. A strong advocate for poker players’ rights across the country, Bryan works to grow the ranks of the PPA membership and serves as the chief fundraiser for the PAC, which he helped to establish in May of 2008.

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Dave McGoldrick

Dave McGoldrickMember Relations and Social Media Manager

Dave McGoldrick joined the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) directly following Black Friday in April 2011 as a Member Relations Specialist. With a strong focus on serving our members’ daily needs, Dave is the direct interface with the PPA’s million plus members and plays an important role in building the PPA’s grassroots network.

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