Bingo Advisory Committee
Will Martin is the co-executive director of Conservative Texans for Charitable Bingo. In addition to his role with the Bingo Advisory Committee, Martin serves as chairman of the Legislative Commission for the American Legion Department of Texas and as vice commander for District 9 American Legion.
Martin served on active duty with the U.S. Navy Seabees from 1965-1969. He is a lifetime member of the American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of American and U.S. Navy Seabee Veterans of America.
Emile Burgoyne is a retired lieutenant of the Louisiana State Police. While on the force, Bourgoyne served as the department’s founding director of the Charitable Gaming Division from 1986-1987. Since then, Bourgoyne has gained broad experience in regulating charitable gaming, having spent time on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Charitable Gaming in Louisiana, the Illinois Charitable Gaming Advisory Committee and on the Public Advisory Committee for Minnesota Gambling Control Board. He currently serves as the director of Government Relations for International Gamco, Inc. and for American Games.
Bourgoyne was the president of the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) from 1987-1988, and previously served as NAGRA’s chairman of the Pull-Tab Standards Committee.
Bourgoyne received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Southeastern Louisiana University and attended graduate school at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he majored in Criminal Justice and Management. He graduated from the Louisiana State Police Academy in Feb. 1975.
Tommy Duncan, Jr.
Tommy Duncan has nearly 20 years of experience with charitable bingo in Texas. As vice president of K&B Sales, Inc. one of the first licensed distributors in Texas, Duncan is responsible for the company’s sales and marketing efforts in the Houston area; as well as leading the company’s exclusive pull-tab game design efforts.
Since starting with K&B Sales, Inc. in 2001, he has worked with more than 500 charitable, veteran and fraternal organizations throughout the state, delivering millions of dollars in charitable contributions to Texans.
Jason Pohl is the hall manager at Brazos Bingo, where he has worked since March 1999. Pohl started with the bingo hall as a floor worker before being promoted to a cashier and caller in 2001. He was elevated to his current role in 2004.
Jason graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2003 with a degree in History and a minor in Sociology.
Kim Rogers has been involved with charitable bingo for more than 20 years. Shortly after being introduced to the game by her grandmother, Rogers developed a passion not only for bingo, but for supporting local charities through the games. Having spent a term on the Bingo Advisory Committee in the past, Rogers is excited to return to the group because she believes it’s a tool that connects the bingo community with the Texas Lottery staff, commissioners and state legislators.
William Smith III
Trace Smith has worked with charitable bingo since 1988. Over the past three decades, Smith has handled nearly all duties in the bingo halls, from washing tables, working the floor, calling, running the cashier’s stand, to managing the hall and serving as a member of the Bingo Interest Group.
Outside of bingo, Smith devotes his time to local charities. He is the current president of Texas Charity Advocates and has served two terms as the state president for the Improved Order of Red Men. His personal goal is to maximize charitable net proceeds, so that the charities that play bingo in Texas can continue to serve their local communities.
Melodye Green has been involved with Texas Charitable Bingo since 1989. Over the years, she has been a member or an officer of multiple nonprofit groups that benefit from charitable bingo. In addition, she serves as a commercial lessor at bingo halls in Dallas, Duncanville, Everman, Hillsboro and Irving.
Green received a bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University before attending the University of North Texas to pursue a master's.
Laveda Page Brown has more than 25 years of expertise in business development and procurement consulting with special emphasis on government agency contracting. She is the president and CEO of the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce and Heart of Texas Center of Business Excellence. Brown is also the manager of Success Quest Group.
In addition to those leadership roles, Brown serves as an advisory committee member for numerous organizations in her community.
Brown attended El Centro Junior College and Cisco Junior College for her degree in Business Administration. She also holds training certifications from multiple institutions and has received several awards for her community involvement and professional achievements.