Esports Entertainment Group (EEG) announced Friday the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe to the company’s Board of Directors. She has previously had key roles at Madison Square Garden Company, and at the New York State Assembly.
"Munroe satisfies the criteria for independent directors for the purposes of Nasdaq rules and applicable Securities and Exchange Commission requirements. Her appointment will bring the size of the Board to eight members", the company stated in an official press release.
Grant Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, added: "We are excited to further strengthen and diversify our Board of Directors through the appointment of Kaitesi Munroe, and I am delighted to welcome her to the company. Her extensive knowledge and experience with legislative matters and government affairs will be of critical importance as we expand our iGaming footprint and establish ourselves as the leading provider of technology solutions to the fast-growing and exciting world of real money esports wagering. I am confident that Kaitesi’s background makes her a great addition to the Board of Directors, and we are looking forward to benefiting from her perspective.”
Kaitesi Munroe has served as a Principal at Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies since 2021. In this role, she provides clients with strategic advice and advocacy in advancing their priorities with elected officials, community leaders, and trade associations.
She also served as a government affairs and social impact associate at The Madison Square Garden Company from 2019 to 2021, and a legislative analyst for the New York State Assembly from 2015 to 2019, during which time she was involved in creating the legislative framework that implemented daily fantasy sports in the state. She holds an MPA from the State University of New York, Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and a BS from the State University of New York, Buffalo.
Earlier this month, EEG appointed former Caesars Entertainment executive and Vegas Mayor Jan Jones Blackhurst as the seventh member of its Board of Directors.