Staff: Indian Gaming

Key Staff

Eric Fruits

Principal Consultant, Pacific-Northwest Region

Dr. Eric Fruits is an economics, finance, and statistics expert based in Portland, Oregon and directing the firm’s work in the Pacific-Northwest region. Dr. Fruits has produced numerous research studies involving economic analysis, financial modeling, and statistical analysis, and provides expert ...

Alan P. Meister

Principal Economist

Dr. Meister is an economist specializing in the application of economic analysis to litigation, regulatory, public policy, and economic development, and business operations matters.Dr. Meister provides economic research, analysis, and expert testimony in various types of litigation, including...

Academic Affiliates

Clyde W. Barrow

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates Inc.; Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Department of Political Science, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Barrow specializes in public policy research and analysis. His areas of expertise include feasibility analysis, economic impact analysis, regional economic development, survey development and implementation, and policy analysis. He has provided consulting services to private companies, business...

David R. Borges

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates; Director of Research & Administration, Public Policy Center, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Mr. Borges is an Academic Affiliate with Nathan Associates, and the Director of Research and Administration for the Public Policy Center at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. In addition to being involved in nearly all of the Center’s operation, he has worked on projects for state and...

Will E. Cummings

Affiliate, Nathan Associates; Principal, Cummings Associates

Will Cummings specializes in research and analysis of the economics, management, operations, taxation, and regulation of legal gambling industries, including casinos, race tracks, race track slot machine facilities, off-track betting, account wagering, state lotteries, charitable gaming, and Native...

John J. Repa

Affiliate, Nathan Associates; President, Hospitality and Gaming Solutions LLC

Mr. Repa has more than three decades of experience in the gaming, hospitality, and tourism industries. He specializes in assisting public and private sector clients with development, transaction, operation, and strategic business planning matters. His practice includes a wide spectrum of advisory...

Alan L. Silver

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates Inc.; Assistant Professor, Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism, Ohio University

Professor Silver specializes in the gaming industry, including commercial casinos, racinos, Indian gaming, sports betting, and online gaming. He has extensively studied the fledgling gaming industry in Ohio, as well other emerging gaming jurisdictions nationally and internationally, including Asia...

Doug Walker

Academic Affiliate, Nathan Associates Inc.; Professor, College of Charleston

Dr. Walker is a leading expert on gambling economics. In addition to teaching and conducting research, he has served as a consultant on gaming-related issues for a variety of governments and industry organizations, including the American Gaming Association, the Canadian Gaming Association, the...

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