The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) has unveiled Deanna Wilken as its new communications manager. Wilken will oversee the organisation’s external communications and public awareness and outreach efforts.

“We are very pleased to announce this new appointment with NCPG,” detailed Executive Director Keith Whyte. 

“Deanna will bring new ideas and build on the Council’s existing structure to carry forward our communications work on all platforms. With her capabilities, I am confident we can target our communications efforts on increasing the depth and breadth of our work while continuing to engage our current members.”

Wilken’s background includes over five years of marketing, communications strategy and planning experience at both for-profit and nonprofit organisations.

Prior to joining the National Council on Problem Gambling, she was the Communications Manager for a non-profit environmental organisation in Los Angeles, where she was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to market the agency’s programs, expand donor relationships, manage internal and external communications and plan special events.

Additionally, she worked as a marketing strategist for Fox Home Entertainment for several years, heading over 40 advertising campaigns for the company.

“I look forward to working with NCPG’s team in their efforts to promote and expand their messaging on problem gambling and responsible gambling,” she explained.

“NCPG is already doing good work in communicating to a variety of stakeholders and I am excited to shape these efforts as new trends evolve in the gambling industry and the field of behavioural health.”