The Women’s Poker Association (WPA) has announced its creation of a new International Board Division designed to expand the WPA’s reach and influence in matters of interest to female poker players around the globe.
The WPA’s new international division includes the debut of two executives in supporting roles. The organization has named Ivonne Montealegre as the WPA’s new Vice President, International Division. The WPA has also announced the appointment of Tatiana Fox as the International Board Division’s Advocate Program Leader.
Both Montealegre and Fox have extensive poker-world credentials. Montealegre is a veteran of Malta’s online-gaming industry who in recent years has turned her attention more closely to poker, including her ongoing role as the founder and host of the Malta Poker Festival. Fox, a native of Australia and a global traveler in the poker world, previous served as a WPA North America board member before taking on the international role.
“We are committed to elevating and celebrating women in poker across borders,” the WPA declared in announcing the pair’s executive appointments. Both Monteleagre and Fox voiced their commitment to recruiting more prominent international board members to further the goal of expanding the WPA’s global reach.
The appointment of Monteleagre and Fox comes at a timely juncture, with the 2023 Malta Poker Festival set to begin on Monday, April 24. In a special event held in conjunction with the poker festival, the WPA’s new international division will celebrate its debut on Thursday, April 27 with one of the WPA’s vaunted “Purple Party” happy hour and meet-and-greet gatherings. The poker festival will also host a special “Ladies First” poker tourney on Saturday, April 29.
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