Mr. Fahrenkopf is the former President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA). He served in that role
for eighteen years as the national advocate for the commercial casino industry and positioning the association to address
regulatory, political and educational issues. From 1983 to 1989, Mr. Fahrenkopf served as chairman of the Republican Party.
When he retired in January 1989, he had served as chairman of the RNC longer than any person in the 20th century (and
second-longest in the history of the party). He led the party through two successful presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988.
He has been a frequent commentator on political and gaming issues on such network television programs as Crossfire
, Meet The Press
, Face the Nation
The Today Show
, This Week
and Good Morning America
Fahrenkopf continues to serve in a variety of political capacities. He presently is co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential
Debates, which he co-founded in 1986, and which conducts presidential and vice presidential debates.