Meetings and Announcements
Prior BAC Meetings
September 22, 2020 - Transcript (PDF file)
September 22, 2020 - Agenda (PDF file)
March 4, 2020 - Transcript (TXT file)
January 16, 2020 - Transcript (TXT file)
January 16, 2020 - Agenda (PDF file)
November 5, 2019 - Transcript (TXT file)
November 5, 2019 - Agenda (PDF file)
September 10, 2019 - Agenda (PDF file)
September 10, 2019 - Transcript (TXT file)
August 6, 2019 - Agenda (PDF file)
August 6, 2019 - Transcript (PDF file)
March 21, 2019 - Agenda (PDF file)
March 21, 2019 – Transcript (TXT file)
January 10, 2019 – Agenda (PDF file)
January 10, 2019 – Transcript (TXT file)
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 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.
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.
Corey Harris first got involved with Texas Charitable Bingo in 2012. As a past president and active member of the Greater Arlington Lions Club, Harris currently manages the organization's charitable bingo account. Outside of his work with charitable bingo, Harris maintains a very active role with other civic organizations in the Arlington community. He serves as a past presiding officer of the Arlington Masonic Lodge, as well as many other masonic organizations, including the Scottish Rite and Shriners.
Harris graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a minor in Classical studies. He operates a real estate business in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. Harris is married to his wife Christina and they have three children: Luke, Elizabeth and Alexander.
Veronica Uriegas joins the Bingo Advisory Committee with a specific interest to learn how rules and regulations are created at the state level and how to communicate issues that affect the bingo industry to the Texas Lottery Commission staff.
Uriegas has been involved with charitable bingo since 1990 and has worked every position a bingo hall consists of during her 30-plus years of engagement. Raised in Austin, Uriegas cares deeply about her local community. She currently operates two bingo halls in Austin and has been a licensed charitable lessor since the early 1990s.