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National gaming center board names new chairman

The National Center for Responsible Gaming announced Monday Glenn Christenson of Velstand Investments has been named the new chairman of the organization’s board of directors.

Christenson will replace Phil Satre, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Harrah’s Entertainment, who served as chairman for the past three years. Satre will remain on the board of directors.

Christenson has been a member of the NCRG board of directors since 2001. He currently serves as chairman of the Governor’s Problem Gambling Advisory Committee in Nevada and prior to that was a board member of the Problem Gambling Center in Las Vegas.

Until April 2007, Christenson served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Station Casinos for 17 years.

In addition to his involvement in the gaming sector, Christenson is a member of the board of directors of NV Energy, where he serves as chairman of the audit committee. He is also the treasurer, secretary and a member of the board of trustees of the Nevada Development Authority; chairman of the Nevada State College Foundation; and advisor to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Business School.