Speakers And Bios
Gambling Responsibly: Lessons Learned From the NCPG “NGAGE” Study
Thursday, September 19th
4:15 - 5:15 p.m.
Don Feeney is Policy Research Consultant for the National Council on Problem Gambling. From 1991 to 2017, he served as Research and Planning Director at the Minnesota Lottery, where he was responsible for the lottery’s market research, policy analysis, corporate social responsibility programs, and strategic planning. Don was program chair for two NASPL conferences and helped design both the WLA responsible gambling standards and the NASPL/NCPG responsible gambling verification program. In 2002 Don became the first representative of a lottery to be elected to the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling and in 2011 he became the first person affiliated with the gaming industry to serve as that organization’s president. He previously worked with the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, the State Demographer’s Office, the Minnesota State Planning Agency, the Boston Housing Authority, and as a policy advisor to former Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich. His research interests include the relation between public opinion and gambling policy, public awareness of problem gambling, and gambling and popular culture. Don holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard, a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor of science degree in applied mathematics from Brown University.
In July, 2017, Don was honored with the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Monsignor Joseph A. Dunne award for lifetime achievement in advocacy.