2023 LLI Speakers
Cid Rhomberg, Coaching and Consulting Experience, Franklin Covey
Cid Rhomberg works with executives and leaders to help them discover their potential based on embracing three critical drivers in every organization: people, productivity and profitability. She joined Franklin Covey as an Executive Coach in 2016 and became a Consultant in 2020. After holding executive positions in strategic planning and marketing in Fortune 100 companies, she recognizes the competencies, skills and leadership characteristics that result in successful executives, teams and outcomes.
Rhomberg is comfortable working in various industries based on her B2B and B2C, leading large teams focused in the areas of strategy design, channel growth, customer experience and intelligence, brand, digital and creative. She is certified as a professional business coach, an advanced facilitator, and in numerous behavioral/personality assessment tools.
Rhomberg graduated from Ohio State University with dual degrees in marketing and logistics.
David Gale, Executive Director, North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
David Gale has been the Executive Director of NASPL since March 1995. His lottery industry experience began with serving as Director of Marketing for the Ohio Lottery, where he was instrumental in the development of the first lottery TV game show, Cash Explosion.
In the private sector, Gale served as Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of the British American Banknote Pennsylvania printing facility, where he oversaw the complete instant ticket printing process for the company’s North American lottery clients. While at BABN, Gale participated in the 1987 startup of the Kansas Lottery.
Since assuming the title of NASPL Executive Director, Gale has successfully added a long list of additional accomplishments, including his 2012 induction into the PGRI Lottery Industry Hall of Fame. In this role, he has acted as a strong advocate for the industry, offering congressional testimony, publishing, conference and trade show coordination, industry-leading research, standards and best practices, and day-to-day membership activities.
Andrew White, Vice President Operations, North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
Currently in his 24th year at NASPL, Andrew White has served as the Vice President Operations since 2013. In this position, he works closely with the Executive Director to ensure the Association continues to be innovative, stays true to its mission, and serves the North American lottery industry. White's current focus includes the project management of corporate social responsibility, responsible gambling, standards and best practices, and information technology. Other areas of work include membership services, electronic media and A/V production, government relations, event planning and tradeshows. Previously for NASPL, he has served in the roles of Project Manager, Trade Show Coordinator and Conference Coordinator.
Prior to joining the Association, White held positions in marketing, advertising, printing, graphic design and journalism.
White is a graduate of Edinboro University and holds a bachelor’s degree in English writing with a journalism minor.
Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling
Since October 1998, Keith Whyte has served as the Executive Director of NCPG, the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. Previously, he served as Director of Research at the American Gaming Association and held positions at the American Bar Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Whyte has presented on gambling issues in more than 40 U.S. states and over a dozen countries internationally. He has testified multiple times at the request of the U.S. Congress on federal gambling-related legislation and has appeared before numerous state legislative and regulatory bodies. He regularly discusses problem gambling and gaming issues in national and international print, radio and broadcast media as well.
Whyte is also an editorial board member of Gaming Law Review and Analysis of Gambling Behavior and sits on the advisory boards of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University.
Adriennie Hatten, Ph.D., Compass Consulting Services
Adriennie Hatten is a strategic nonprofit leader with diversified experience working across northeastern Ohio for over 25 years in social services, education and government, with expertise in performance management. She is a management consultant and an educator, with proven success in strategic and operational planning, building collaboration, project management, grant writing, grants management, board development, and effective supervision. She also has experience in philanthropy and managing large initiatives.
Dr. Hatten has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Cleveland State University and John Carroll University in Nonprofit Administration and Urban Studies. She has expertise in delivering instruction in distance learning, online and traditional classroom settings.
Dr. Hatten is a native of northeastern Ohio and a proud graduate of Shaw High School in East Cleveland. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, her masters in nonprofit organizations from Case Western Reserve University, and her doctoral degree in urban education from Cleveland State University. Dr. Hatten joined Compass Consulting in 2019.
She has partnered with organizations that include: The Council of Neighborhood Leaders, The Spanish American Committee, The United Black Fund, The Urban League of Greater Cleveland, MyCom, The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Peacemakers Alliance, and The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. She currently serves as President of the Mandel Alumni Board, the Case Western Reserve Mandel School Alumni Board, Treasurer of School Boards of Old Brook, and Regent Schools and is a member of the newly formed Nordonia Schools Diversity Council. Dr. Hatten lives in Macedonia with her son and her niece and nephew.
Andrea Gorman, M.Ed., Compass Consulting Services
Andrea Gorman recently joined the Compass Consulting team, after serving in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas as a training specialist for 16 years. In that capacity, she established the
Court’s diversity training initiative, and seeks to continue her advocacy for diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community.
Gorman earned her bachelor’s in education from Cleveland State University, and her master’s in guidance and counseling from John Carroll University. Prior to her involvement in the criminal justice system, Gorman worked with youth for 17 years. She began as a junior high school teacher and, later, did advocacy and crisis work with abused and neglected teenagers. Through her teaching and training, Gorman is committed to providing a voice for those who have a difficult time being heard.
Wing, Experience Meditator
Eliza Wing is an experienced meditator with a more than twenty-year practice. She brings a wealth of leadership experience to her life coaching offerings. Eliza is a former C-level executive (President and CEO of Cleveland.com, President of Sideways, Digital Director, American Greetings, and most recently, Chief Communications Officer for Cuyahoga County) who stepped away from “big” jobs to devote her life and practice to helping people transform. She began her long-time meditation practice and her own transformational journey in the midst of corporate life, realizing there was more to life than boardrooms and sales calls. Over the course of sharing her teachings, she has gained a deep understanding of and experience with the transformational power of mindfulness, meditation, somatic work, and energy work. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which is the gold standard for secular mindfulness training and In Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness. Eliza is also author of Just Breathe, a simple guide to mindfulness meditation and co-author of Soul Purpose Workbook and Planner, A Self-Directed Guide to Help You Arrive at Your Why. Eliza is co-founder of Your Awakened Heart and runs workshops/retreats/class/personalized coaching.
Jennifer Seymour, Vice President, Lottery Product Management, IGT
Jennifer Seymour has been in the lottery industry for 36 years; she’s been with IGT since 1994 and has held several different positions within the Technology and Marketing departments. She is currently a Vice President in Product Marketing, specializing in IGT’s central systems and back-office applications. Prior to joining IGT, Seymour was the program leader for the Florida Lottery’s instant ticket and back-office systems and a key contributor to the Lottery’s start-up in 1987.
Travis Priest, Director, Sales & Marketing, Pollard Banknote
With over 13 years in the industry, Travis Priest brings extensive first-hand knowledge and expertise to the lottery market. He started his career with the Michigan Lottery, where he held a number of roles, including Printed Products Manager. Travis joined Pollard Banknote in 2022 as Director, Sales and Marketing. He works closely with the Arizona and Maryland Lotteries and has been instrumental in launching new products and services with his clients, including Arizona Lottery’s Scratch and Scan activation.
Kendal Russo, Business Intelligence Analyst, Scientific Games
Kendal Russo has a vast skill set and knowledge that has made her a valuable member of the Insights team at Scientific Games for the last four years. She continues to deliver results for the Ohio Lottery and looks forward to many more years with Scientific Games.