BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Pappas has been engaged in high-level policy and political consulting in Washington, D.C., for nearly two decades. 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.
Information 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.
Senior Director of Federal Advocacy
Bryan Spadaro joined the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) in October of 2007 and serves as the Senior Director of Federal Advocacy. 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.
Director of Advocacy and Social Media
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.