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20 Years of GGB's People to Watch

GGB celebrates its 20th anniversary of People to Watch.

20 Years of GGB's People to Watch

It’s the 20th anniversary of GGB’s popular feature, People to Watch, published every year in the January issue. Honorees are recognized for their past accomplishments and their upcoming potential actions that will have an important impact on the gaming industry. Below is our comprehensive list of all the honorees.

NOTE: Titles and companies are consistent with the position of the honoree named to the 25 People to Watch list that year.

2003

  • Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, Nevada
  • Mark Brown, President, Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts
  • James Butler, General Counsel, Argosy Gaming
  • Peter Carlino, Chairman & CEO, Penn National Gaming
  • Gerard Charlier, President & CEO, Paul-Son Gaming
  • Linda Chen, COO, Wynn Macau
  • Staci Columbo, Corporate VP Marketing, Station Casinos
  • Anthony Curtis, Publisher, Las Vegas Advisor
  • Bernard E. DeLury, Jr., VP & Deputy General Counsel, Park Place Entertainment
  • Henk Kivits, Chairman & CEO, Holland Casinos
  • George Maloof (Cover), The Palms Hotel Casino
  • Beverly Martin, Mississippi Casino Operators Association
  • Rosa Mateo, CEO, Svenska Speil
  • Jim McAlpine, President & CEO, Magna Entertainment
  • Miguel “Michael” Mikasinovic, Managing Director, IGT Latin America
  • Anthony Miranda, President, Pechanga Development Corp.
  • Larry Mullin, Executive VP, Marketing, Borgata Hotel & Casino
  • Jamie Packer, Chairman, Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd.
  • Des Randall, CEO, Aristocrat Leisure
  • Victor Rocha, Webmaster, Pechanga.net
  • Bruce Rowe, Corporate VP, Slot Operations, Harrah’s Entertainment
  • Christa Short, Managing Director, Bear Stearns
  • Bobby Siller, Membere, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Michael J. Thomas, Chairman, Mashantucket Pequot Tribe
  • Meg Tiveus, Director, International Business Development, Cirsa

2004

  • Karen Bozich, VP & CIO, Wynn Resorts
  • Barry Brandon, Partner, Akin Gump
  • Mark Brown, Tribal Council Chairman, Mohegan Tribe
  • Bernie Burkholder, President & CEO Treasure Bay Casino, Biloxi
  • Dr. Martin Canepa, President, ALAJA
  • Ken Condon, President, Bally’s Atlantic City
  • Heliodoro Giner, Secretary-General European Casino Forum
  • Greg Hawkins, GM of Operations, Sky City Adelaide
  • Gavin Isaacs (Cover), President, Aristocrat Technologies Inc
  • Armin Karu, Chairman, Olympic Casino Group
  • John Kelly, Chief Executive, Gala Group.
  • Congressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey
  • Aimee Marcel, Sr. Equity Research Assoc. Jefferies & Co
  • Punam Mather, VP Corporate Diversity, MGM Mirage
  • Thomas J. Matthews, President, CEO & COO, IGT
  • Andrew McIntosh, Minister of Media and Heritage, UK Dept for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Kate McLennan, Group Marketing Dir. Victoria Holdings
  • Tom Moore, VP Design & Construction, Harrah’s Entertainment
  • Tom Nugent, VP, JCM American Corp.
  • Javier Saenz, Sr. VP, Information Solutions VCAT Inc.
  • Michelle Shriver, VP & GM Ameristar Casino Hotel, Kansas City
  • Michael Soll, VP Planning & Development, Caesars Entertainment
  • Valerie Spicer, VP & GM, Borrego Springs Bank
  • James Starr,VP Class II Gaming, Multimedia Games Inc.
  • Stephen J. Szapor, Executive VP, The Innovation Group

2005

  • Joe Billhimer, President, Hard Rock Biloxi
  • Michael Boettcher, President & CEO, Storm International
  • Elke Chenevey, Financial Adviser and Tribal Gaming Investment Banker, Merrill Lynch
  • Cloyce “Chuck” Choney, Commissioner, National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Marc Crisafulli, SR. VP, Gaming Solutions GTECH Corp
  • Mitchell Etess, President & CEO, Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
  • Ross Ferrar         , Executive Officer, AGMMA (Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Assoc.)
  • Vincent Fumo, Pennsylvania State Senator, D-Philadelphia
  • Steven A. Geller, Florida State Senator, District 31
  • Richard Haddrill, President & CEO, Alliance Gaming Corp
  • Dean Hestermann, Director of Issues Management and Strategic Communications, Harrah’s Ent.
  • Pansy Ho, Managing Director, Shun Tak Holdings
  • Dave Jonas, SR. VP-Atlantic City, Harrah’s Entertainment
  • Jeffrey King, VP of Marketing, Aladdin/Planet Hollywood
  • Sylvie Linard (Cover), CEO, Cyberview Technology, Inc.
  • Mark Macarro, Chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
  • Frank McFadden, COO, Venetian Macau Ltd.
  • Stuwart Paisano,VP, Governor, Sandia Pueblo
  • Lesley Pittman, VP, Government Affairs, Station Casinos
  • Felix Rappaport, President & CEO, New York-New York Hotel
  • Sebastian Salat, Managing Director, WMS Gaming Int’l
  • John Schadler, Managing Partner, Schadler Kramer Group
  • Keith Smith, COO, Boyd Gaming Corporation
  • Jonathan Swain, COO, Peninsula Gaming
  • Jenny Williams, Chief Executive, Great Britain Gaming Board

2006

  • Bobby Baldwin, President, Mirage Resorts Division, MGM Mirage
  • Mark Balestra, VP of Publishing, River City Group
  • Lyle Bell, SR. VP, Information Technology, Seminole Tribe Of Florida
  • Tom Carver, Executive Director, NJ Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
  • Ali Civile, Director of Sales, IGT Europe
  • Len DeAngelo, Executive VP of Operations, Penn National
  • Mike Fields, Executive VP, Action Gaming
  • Duncan Fischer, CEO & Managing Director, Tattersall’s Ltd.
  • James Hill, Tribal Spokesman, La Posta Band of Kumeyaay
  • Lawrence Ho Yau Lung, Managing Director, Melco International Dev.
  • Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister, Singapore
  • Marian Ilitch (Cover), Principal Owner, MotorCity Casino, Detroit
  • Maryanne Boyd Johnson, Vice Chairman, Boyd Gaming Corp
  • Simon Kimble, CEO, Clarion Events
  • Richard Langlois, SR. VP Marketing, Hooters Casino Hotel
  • Charlie McCreevy, European Commissioner, Internal Market & Services
  • Sheila Morago, Executive Director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association
  • Joe Navarro, President & CEO, San Pasqual Casino Development Group
  • Bill Paulos, Partner, Millennium Management
  • James Perry, President & CEO, Trump Entertainment Resorts
  • Tobin Prior, President, Gaming Division Kerzner Int’l
  • Michael Ratner, Product Manager Atronic Americas
  • Ramesh Srinivasan, Executive VP Bally Gaming & Systems
  • Darlyne Sullivan, General Manager, Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno
  • Richard Williamson, Director, Gaming Laboratory Operations, State of Pennsylvania
  • Glenda Zuhse, VP & Regional Director of Marketing, Sam’s Town

2007

  • Ron Allen, Tribal Chairman, Jamestown S’Klallam of Washington
  • Harmen Brenninkmejier, CEO, Octavian International
  • Steven Crystal, President & Chief Marketing Officer, Las Vegas Gaming, Inc.
  • Kevin DeSanctis, President & CEO, Revel Entertainment
  • Henry Duro, Chairman, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
  • Liz Foster-Anderson, GM, Shooting Star Casino
  • Anders Galfvensjo, Chief Expansion Officer, Olympic Ent. Group
  • Erwin Haitzmann, Chairman and co-CEO, Century Casinos
  • Peter Hoetzinger         , Vice Chairman, President and Co-CEO Century
  • Stanley Ho Hung-sun, Chief Executive, SJM
  • Brad Johnson, VP of Marketing, Aristocrat Technologies
  • Tan Sri KT Lim, Chairman, President & CEO, Genting
  • Anthony Marnell III, Chairman, M Gaming Inc.
  • Don Marrandino, President, Flamingo & Harrah’s Las Vegas
  • Michael Mitchell, VP Game Development /Product Management, Bally Technologies
  • John O’Brien, President, Foxwoods Resort Casino
  • Joe Shirley, Jr., President, Navajo Nation
  • Robert J. Soper, President & CEO, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs
  • Dr. Karl Stoss, Director General, Casinos Austria
  • Vicki Tilton, Director of Marketing, Harrah’s AC
  • Kim Townsend, SR. VP Marketing, Pinnacle Entertainment
  • Jean Venneman (Cover), VP Game Development, IGT
  • Roger Wagner, President, Resorts International
  • Lou White, Founder & President, PokerTek, Inc.
  • Larry Woolf, President & CEO, Navegante Group
  • State Duma, The Russian Federation

2008

  • Jim Allen, CEO, Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Don H. Barden, Manager, Chairman, President & CEO of Majestic Star, LLC
  • Jennifer Standing Bear, Marketing Director, Million Dollar Elm Casino
  • Milo Borissov, President & CEO, Casino Technology
  • Dan D’Arrigo, Executive VP & CFO, MGM Mirage
  • Christie Eickelman, SR. Director Worldwide Marketing, GLI
  • Rosalind Krause, GM, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort
  • Steven Lim, Sales & Marketing Director, RGB
  • Lam Yin Lok, Chairman, Jimei Group
  • Enrique Lopez, Marketing Director, Casinos de Catalunya and Grup Peralada Tourism Division
  • Virginia McDowell, President & COO, Isle of Capri Casinos
  • Kelly McDougald, CEO Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp
  • Kathleen McLaughlin-Harris, Managing Director, Global Slot Marketing & Operations, Las Vegas Sands Corporation
  • Eric Meyerhofer, CEO, FutureLogic
  • Kunal Mishra, VP Product Management & Marketing, Cadillac Jack
  • Kazuo Okada (Cover), Chairman, Aruze Corp. & Vice Chairman, Wynn Resorts Ltd.
  • Larry Pacey, SR. VP Product Development, WMS Gaming
  • Justin Quis Quis, Chairman, San Pasqual Gaming Commission
  • Bruce Rowe, SR. VP Strategy & Business Developmen, Bally Technologies
  • Keith Smith, President & CEO, Boyd Gaming
  • Lisa Tenner, President, Tenner & Associates
  • Tony & Victor Tong, CEO & President, PacificNet
  • Marlin Torguson, President, Torguson Gaming Group
  • Dario Zutel, Chairman & CEO, Win Systems
  • Pablo Zuppi, Diego Fiz & Sergio Maglio, Owners & Directors, Yogonet.com

2009

  • John Acres, Partner, Acres-Fiore, Inc.
  • Rob Bone, VP of Marketing, WMS Gaming
  • Brenda Boudreaux, VP Product Management, IGT
  • Tracy Burris, Chairman, Tribal Gaming Commission, Viejas
  • Gene Chayevsky, Chairman & CEO, Cadillac Jack
  • Rich Fiore, Partner, Acres-Fiore, Inc.
  • Kevin Gover, Director, Smithsonian’s National Museum of The American Indian
  • Richard Haddrill, President & CEO, Bally Technologies
  • Brian Hansberry, President & CEO, Seneca Gaming
  • Matthias Hein, CEO, Spielbank SH GmbH
  • Paul Heretakis, VP, Westar Architects
  • Paul Herzfeld, CEO, Casinos Austria International
  • Josh Hirshberg, CFO, Boyd Gaming
  • Jamie Hummingbird, Director, Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission
  • Ken Jolly, GM Asia/Pacific, Aristocrat Technologies
  • Katre Kaarenperk-Vanatoa, Chief Marketing Officer, Olympic Entertainment Group
  • Kevin Kelley, Executive VP & COO, Station Casinos
  • Lyubov Loginova, Chairman of the Board, Alsart
  • Vincente di Loreto, COO, Codere America
  • Gail McDonald, Director of Construction Administration, Innovation Project Development Company
  • Nigel Morrison, CEO, SkyCity Entertainment Group
  • Andrew Pascal (Cover), President & COO, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
  • Arthur Schleifer, Chief Marketing Officer, Pinnacle Entertainment
  • George Tanasijevich, VP Singapore Development/GM Marina Bay Sands
  • Joe Weinberg, President, Gaming & Resorts Division, Cordish
  • Marilyn Winn, President, Rio, Paris and Bally’s, Harrah’s Entertainment

2010

  • George Barbulescue, Axion Leisure Development
  • Ken Baronsky, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Phillip Barow, Managing Director, GLI Europe
  • Simon Beacham, Head of Electronic Gaming, Rank Group Plc
  • John Berrey, Chairman, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
  • John Connelly, Vice President-International, Bally Technologies
  • David Cordish, Chairman, The Cordish Companies
  • Howard Dreitzer, COO, Seminole Gaming
  • Randy Fine, Managing Director, The Fine Point Group
  • Bruce Golding, Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • Greg Gronau, President & CEO, Gaming Partners Int’l
  • Francis Lui (Cover), Deputy Chairman, Galaxy Entertainment Group
  • Andrew MacDonald, Executive VP Gaming, Marina Bay Sands
  • Lynn Malerba, Chairwoman, Mohegan Tribe
  • Carolina Navarro, President & COO, Beneficial Holdings
  • Debra Nelson, VP Corporate Diversity, MGM Mirage
  • David Patent, COO, Rush Street Gaming
  • Senator Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
  • Kip Ritchie, Executive VP, Potawatomi Business Development
  • Barry Shier, Managing Principal, The Partner House
  • Kim Sinatra, SR. VP and General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
  • George Skibine, Acting Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission & Deputy Asst. Sec. Indian Affairs
  • Kate Spilde, Endowed Chair, Sycuan Gaming Institute
  • Eric Tom, Executive VP, North American Sales & Mktg. IGT
  • Alex Yemenidjian, President & CEO, Tropicana Las Vegas

2011

  • Lorenzo Creighton, CEO, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
  • Stanley Crooks, Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux
  • Matthew P. Cullen, President & COO, Rock Gaming
  • Robert Drake, CFO, Galaxy Entertainment
  • Alexandra Epstein, Executive Manager, El Cortez Hotel
  • Robert F. Griffin, CEO, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.
  • Thomas Hoskens, VP, Cuningham Group Architecture P.A.
  • Laurie Itkin, VP of Government Affairs, Betfair TVG
  • Katrina Lane, Chief Technology Officer, Caesars Entertainment
  • Carl Leaver, CEO, Gala Coral Group
  • Michael Leven (Cover), President & COO, Las Vegas Sands
  • Amy Lipton, VP Marketing, WMS Gaming
  • Leslie Lohse, Chairwoman, California Tribal Business Alliance Board
  • Jana McKeag, President, Lowry Strategies
  • Cory Morowitz, President, Morowitz Gaming Advisors
  • Paxton Myers, Chief of Staff, National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Cristino (Bong) Naguiat, Chairman, PAGCOR
  • Jamie Odell, CEO, Managing Director, Aristocrat Leisure Ltd.
  • Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority
  • Chris Satchell, Chief Technology Officer, IGT
  • Robert Saucier, President & CEO, Galaxy Gaming
  • Ramesh Srinivasan, Executive VP, Bally Systems, Bally Technologies
  • Jamie P. Stuck, Tribal Council Vice Chairman, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi
  • Steve Sutherland, COO, Executive VP, Konami Gaming Inc.
  • Doni Taube, SR. VP, Global Gaming Marketing Strategy, MGM Resorts International
  • Eric Thomassian, Founder and President, XpertX
  • Tim Wilmott, President & COO, Penn National Gaming

2012

  • Alan Shatter, Irish Minister for Justice, Equality and Defense
  • Karl Stoss, CEO Casinos Austria International
  • Cirian Carruthers, CEO, Asia Pacific
  • Gillian Murphy, VP/Non-gaming, Galaxy Entertainment
  • Richard Pennington, CEO, Aruze Gaming
  • Ross O’Hanley, VP Sales, Konami Gaming
  • Dike Bacon, HBG Design
  • Joc Pececnik, CEO, Interblock
  • Patrick Ramsey, CEO, Multimedia Games
  • Anthony Sanfilippo, President & CEO, Pinnacle Entertainment
  • Sean Lanni, VP, MGM Resorts
  • John Palmieri, Executive Director, CRDA
  • Dr. Miriam Adelson (Cover), Las Vegas Sands
  • Rob Norton, CEO, Maryland Live
  • Eric Berg, President, IGT
  • Bryan Kelly, Senior Vice President of Technology, Bally Technologies
  • Karen Sock, Margaritaville
  • Salim Adatia, GLI
  • Rick Mazer, GM, Flamingo Hotel & Casino
  • Whit Askew, Sr. VP, American Gaming Association
  • Seth Schorr, CEO, Fifth Street Gaming
  • Beatrice Rangel, President of Codere
  • John Harte, Partner, Mapetsi Consulting
  • Larry Werner, Senior VP, MCapitol Management
  • Gary Pitchlynn, Managing Attorney, Pitchlynn Law

2013

  • Cath Burns (Cover), CEO, TCSJohnHuxley
  • Allon Englman, Vice President and Design Chief III, WMS
  • Judy Alberti, VP Entertainment, Station Casinos
  • Kim Arnold, COO, Innovation Group
  • Steve Martino, Executive Director, MD Lottery & Gaming Commission
  • Jason Giles, Executive Director, NIGA
  • Bob Miodunski, President, AGS
  • Martin Storm, President, BMM
  • Stephen Crosby, Chairman, Massachusetts Casino Control Commission
  • Ann Fleming, Principal, Cleo Design
  • Kirsten Clark, COO, GPI
  • Jon Gray, VP & GM, Linq
  • Jens Halle, Managing Director, Novomatic
  • Bart Lewin, CEO/CTO of NEWave
  • Anton Nikodemus, VP Casino Marketing, MGM Resorts
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Chief Creative Officer, IGT
  • Alen Lang, President, bwin.party entertainment
  • Aaron Gomes, President, Jupiters Casino Hotel
  • Tom Puhlman, President, Golden Nugget Atlantic City
  • Rob Rosette, Principal, Rosette Law Firm
  • David Baazov, CEO, Amaya Gaming
  • Linda Trinh, VP Marketing, MulitMedia Games
  • Akiko Takahasi, VP, Human Resources, Melco Crown
  • Dan Savage, Sr. VP Marketing, Bally Technologies
  • Ron Allen, Chairman, Washington Indian Gaming Association and Chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Tom Soukup, VP Systems, Konami Gaming

2014

  • John Acres (Cover), President & CEO, Acres 4.0
  • Rich Emery, Principal, Thalden Boyd Emery Architects
  • Paul Gordon, VP Sales, Rymax Marketing
  • Tim Richards, GM / Sr. VP Interactive Solutions, Global Cash Access
  • Bill Clifford, CFO Penn National
  • Seth Markowsky, President, Markowsky Restaurant Group
  • Heliodor Giner, Secretary General, Spanish Casino Association
  • David Berman, Analyst, Macquarie
  • James McHugh, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Rob Goldstein, COO, Las Vegas Sands
  • Scott Kreeger, President & COO, Revel Casino Hotel
  • Rory Shanahan, VP Marketing, WMS Interactive
  • Grant Govertson, Analyst, Union Gaming
  • Kelvin Tan, VP, Melco Crown
  • Kevin P. Brown, Chairman, Mohegan Tribe
  • David Rittvo, VP, Innovation Group
  • Marcus Yoder, VP, IGT Interactive
  • Derek Moobery, VP Gaming, Bally
  • Anna Sainsbury, President, Geocomply
  • Anna Romanova, VP Casino Marketing, Aria
  • Donald Colvin, CFO, Caesars Entertainment
  • Todd Nisbet, Exec. VP, Strategy & Design, Crown Resorts
  • Joe Hassan, GM, Graton Casino
  • Joe Olujic, COO, Osage Casino
  • Steffani Cochran, Chief Legal Counsel, Pojoaque Pueblo of New Mexico
  • Elena Arabadjieva, Director of Investor Relations, Resorts World Sentosa

2015

  • David Baazov (Cover), President & CEO, Amaya
  • Karla Perez, VP Gaming, Cintas
  • Matt Davey, President & CEO, NYX Gaming
  • Eloy Inos, Governor, Northern Marianas
  • Tony Fung, Partner, Aquis
  • Kate O’Keefe, Reporter, Wall St. Journal
  • Martha Sabol, Partner, Greenberg Traurig
  • David Sambur, Partner, Apollo
  • Shaun McCaulmley, GM, Grand Ho Tram, Vietnam
  • Ram Chary, CEO Global Cash Access
  • Andrew Klebanow, Partner, GMA
  • Rich Sullivan, President, Red Square Gaming
  • Craig Weissman, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Duetto
  • Ron Rosenbaum, Senior VP, American Gaming Association
  • Lynn Valbuena, Chairwoman, San Manuel Tribe
  • Eric Meyerhofer, President, Gamblit
  • Michael Mathis, President and GM, MGM Springfield
  • Paul Steelman, President & CEO, Steelman Partners
  • Governor Richard Luarkie, Laguna Tribe, New Mexico
  • Bob DeSalvio, GM, Wynn Massachusetts
  • Steve Park, Managing Director of KORE Co., Korea
  • Ed Tracy, President, Sands China
  • Steven Tight, VP Asian Development, Caesars
  • Susan Cartwright, VP Marketing, IGT
  • Katie Lever, General Counsel, Bally Technologies
  • David Lopez, CEO, AGS

2016

  • Marco Sala (Cover), President and CEO, IGT
  • Ken Manuel, GM, Gila River
  • Brent Pinkston, COO, Poarch Tribe
  • Cody Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Tribe
  • Angela S. Heikes, GM, Mystic Lake
  • Karen Fox-LaRose, Asst. GM, Mohegan Pocono Downs
  • Bill McBeath, CEO, Cosmopolitan
  • Jon Lucas, EVP Hard Rock International
  • John Connelly, President, Interblock
  • Jay Snowden, COO, Penn National
  • Brian Eby, Sr. VP, Rock Gaming
  • Jim Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Lottery Group, Scientific Games
  • Chris Gumiela, VP, MGM Resorts
  • David Woltmetz, VP, Gaming, Zebra
  • Elena Shampaner, VP- Strategic Incentives, Pinnacle Entertainment
  • Alan Dunch, Chairman, Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission
  • Nick Menas, Associate, Attorney, Fox Rothschild
  • Mark Clayton, Attorney, Greenberg Traurig
  • Dr. Wilfred Wong, President, Sands China
  • Adam Krejcik, Analyst, Eilers Research
  • Patrick Moore, VP, GLI
  • Derek Stevens, Co-Owner and President, D Las Vegas
  • Blairo Maggi, Senator, Brazil
  • Maureen Sweeny, CMO, Aristocrat
  • Roger Petterson, Vice President of Slot Operations, Station Casinos

2017

  • Kevin Sheehan (Cover), CEO, Scientific Games
  • Steve Weitman, Wynn Resorts COO
  • Ian Hughes, VP, GLI
  • Kevin Brady, Vice President of Casino Operations and Internet Gaming, Mohegan Sun
  • Cynthia Kiser Murphey, President, New York-New York
  • Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada
  • Greg Carano, CEO, Eldorado Resorts
  • Dallas Orchard, SVP, Global Premium Products, IGT
  • Tammy Farley, President, Rainmaker Group
  • Darren Student, VP Sales/Gaming, Agilysys
  • Charlie Vig, Chairman, Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community
  • Kevin Kelly, COO, Galaxy Entertainment
  • Thomas Graf, Executive VP, Novomatic
  • Michael Silberling, CEO, Affinity Gaming
  • Andy Choy, Chief Gaming Officer, Melco International Development Limited
  • Luisa Woods, Vice President, Online and Internet Marketing, Tropicana Entertainment
  • Aron Ezra, President, OfferCraft
  • Anthony (AJ) Mason, Principal, Innovation Analytics
  • Chad Beynon, Senior Vice President—Equities Research, Macquarie Securities
  • Mike Salzman, SVP of Development, Caesars Entertainment
  • Connie Jones, Director of Responsible Gaming, AGEM
  • Ryan Eller, President, Resorts World Casino New York City
  • David Chang, CEO, Betcade
  • Kirk Sanford, President, Sightline
  • Luann Pappas, President, Scarlet Pearl, Mississippi

2018

  • Sean McBurney, General Manager, Caesars Palace
  • Marco Benvenuti (Cover), Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer, Duetto
  • Andrew Burke, Senior Vice President, Products, AGS
  • Andrew Cardno, CTO and Co-Founder, VizExplorer
  • Nick Casiello, Partner, Fox Rothschild
  • Anne Chen, Senior Vice President, Casino Operations, Marina Bay Sands
  • Barry Cottle, CEO, Scientific Games Interactive
  • Marcus Diaz, Director of Organizational Development, Casino del Sol Resort
  • Sally Gainsbury, Deputy Director at Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic, University of Sydney
  • Matt Harkness, GM, Hard Rock Atlantic City
  • Ann Hoff, President and COO, Excalibur
  • Anika Howard, Senior Director for Product Marketing for Mobile, PlaySpot, and North American Sportsbetting, IGT
  • Bill Peters, General Manager, Chumash Casino Resort
  • Jesse Robles, Editor, Pechanga.net
  • Russell Sanna, Executive Director, NCRG
  • Tony Santo, CEO, Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
  • Tiffany Sides, Executive Director of Marketing Operations, Station Casinos
  • Matt Sodl, President, Innovation Capital
  • Kresimir Spajic, SVP Online Gaming, Hard Rock International
  • Chris Stearns, Chairman, Washington State Gambling Commission
  • Cassie Stratford, VP of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel, Boyd Gaming
  • Tara MacLean Sweeney, Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior
  • Simon Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Hippodrome Casino
  • Adam Wiesberg, Assistant General Manager, El Cortez
  • Jennifer Weisman, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Penn National Gaming

2019

  • Elaine Hodgson (Cover), President and CEO, Incredible Technologies
  • Mike Dreitzer, President, Gaming Arts
  • Travis Lunn, President and COO, Beau Rivage
  • Jonathan Jossell, CEO, Plaza
  • Kimo Akiona, AGS Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeff Hamilton, Assistant General Manager, Mohegan Sun
  • Michael Soll, President, Innovation Group
  • Cami Christensen, President and General Manager, Westgate
  • Laila Mintas, Deputy President, Sportradar
  • Karolina Pelc, Vice President, Casino Innovations, SG Digital
  • Mark Birtha, President, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
  • Victor Duarte, Senior Vice President and Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Konami
  • Troy Hall, Director of Slot Operations, Desert Diamond Casino West Valley
  • Charles Hiten, Chief Executive, Merkur USA
  • Trevor Taylor, Vice President, Managed Services and Consulting, VizExplorer
  • Charles Cohen, Vice President Sports Betting, IGT PlayDigital
  • Chad Kornet, Senior Director of Technical Compliance, GLI
  • Alex Alvarado, Vice President, Slots, MGM National Harbor
  • Kenna Beaver, Vice President of Loyalty Solutions, House Advantage
  • Kelly Shaw, Vice President, Oasis Systems North America, Aristocrat
  • Amber McDonald, Compliance Officer, National Indian Gaming Commission
  • Bea Carson, Chairwoman, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Gaming Commission
  • Jane Tsai, Founder and CEO, JCT Holdings
  • Kristian Nylen, CEO, Kambi
  • Tim Bucher, Chief Product Officer, Scientific Games

2020

  • Itsik Akiva, Online Gaming and Marketing Consultant and Chief Operations Officer, American iGaming Solutions
  • Lorrie Bamford, Vice President of Corporate Compliance and General Counsel, Gaming Capital Group
  • Colleen Birch, Senior Vice President, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Ian Bradley, Chief Strategy Officer, SBTech
  • Stephanie Bryan, Chairwoman and CEO, Poarch Creek Band (cover)
  • Justin Carter, CEO, Hollywood Casino Toledo
  • Conrad Granito, CEO, Muckleshoot Casino
  • Jeff Hartmann, CEO, The Hartmann Group, and President, Experientia
  • Mackenzie Haugh, Senior Director of Engineering, GLI
  • Ho Iat Seng, Macau Chief Executive
  • Peter Jackson, CEO, Flutter Entertainment
    Mario Kontemerkos, CEO, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
  • Cathryn Lai, Senior Vice President of Products and Marketing, Scientific Games
  • Kim Barker Lee, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, IGT
  • Michael Marino, Chief Experience Officer, Caesars Entertainment
  • Sandra Douglass Morgan, Chairwoman, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Ayako Nakayama, Executive Director, Japan Integrated Resort Association
  • Drew Pawlak, Vice President, Latin America, AGS
  • Lori Olk, Vice President, Regulatory Compliance, Konami
  • Dana Schwartz, Specialty Markets Manager, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority
  • Fawn Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation and National Congress of American Indians
  • Matt Wesaw, Tribal Chairman, Pokagon Band of Potowatomi Indians
  • Ellen Whittemore, (Cover) Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Wynn Resorts
  • David Woolenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Duetto
  • Rob Ziems, President, Aruze

2021

  • Mike Bean, Chief Executive Officer, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s Gaming Enterprises
  • Joe Carlon, Director of Engineering, Digital, Gaming Laboratories International
  • Cristina Romero de Alba, Partner, Loyra Abogados
  • Dean Ehrlich, Executive Vice President and Games Business Leader, Everi Holdings Inc.
  • Hector Fernandez, President, Americas, Aristocrat Technologies
  • Jose Flores, Vice President and General Manager, Gun Lake Casino
  • Mary Beth Higgins, Chief Executive Officer, Affinity Gaming
  • Daisy Ho, Chairwoman, SJM
  • Bill Hornbuckle, (Cover) President and CEO, MGM Resorts International (cover)
  • Eileen Moore Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Scientific Games.
  • Melonie Johnson, President & COO, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
  • Sarah Koch, Senior Director for Legal and Government Affairs, DraftKings
  • Keith Kruczynski, Vice President, Game Development and Design, Gaming Arts, LLC
  • Dave McDowell, CEO, FSB
  • Mitsuhiro Miyazaki, Managing Director, Konami Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • Arthur Mothershed, Vice President of Business Development, Wind Creek Hospitality
  • Erika Nardini, CEO, Barstool Sports
  • Bryan Newland, Chairman, Bay Mills Indian Community
  • Michael Olujic, General Manager, Tachi Palace Casino Resort
  • Joe Pappano, CEO, Sightline
  • Kris Saw, Chief Technology Officer, Kambi
  • Tan Sri Dr. Chen Lip Keong, Founder, Controlling Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer, NagaCorp Ltd
  • Jeremy Weinstein, Regional Vice President of Marketing, Las Vegas, Caesars Entertainment
  • Karen Wells, Executive Director, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • Adam Whitehurst, Senior Vice President, Slot Sales, AGS

2022

  • Jason Ader, Managing Partner, SpringOwl Asset Management LLC
  • Johnny Aitken, Chief Executive Officer U.S., PointsBet
  • Julie Brinkerhoff, President, Lifescapes International
  • Mary Cheeks, President & General Manager, Jamul Casino
  • Rob Cinelli, General Manager, Sycuan Casino Resort
  • Alex Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Q Casino (Frank
  • Brianne Doura-Schawohl, Vice President of U.S. Policy & Strategic Development, Epic Risk Management
  • Susan Hensel, Partner, Hensel Grad
  • Jenny Holaday, President, Encore Boston
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst, Board Member, Caesars Entertainment
  • Marie Jones, Partner, Fox Rothschild
  • Brenda Lavell, Chairwoman, Table Mountain Rancheria
  • Laura Lee, Chief Human Resources Officer, MGM Resorts
  • Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer – General Counsel, Everi Holdings Inc.
  • Cheryl Moss, Retired Judge State of Nevada District Court and Gambling Treatment Diversion Court
  • Jette Nygaard-Andersen (Cover), Chief Executive Officer, Entain
  • Arthur Piatkowski, President, ICRG
  • Ray Pineault, Chief Executive Officer, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
  • Keith Sheldon, President of Entertainment, Hard Rock International
  • Marek Suchar, Esports Betting Services; MD Partnerships, Oddin.gg
  • Dan Real, Regional President, Caesars Entertainment
  • Brian Reynolds, Senior Vice President of Operations, Resorts World New York
  • Gil Rotem, iGaming President, IGT
  • Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer, GAN
  • Jennifer Togliatti, Chairwoman, Nevada Gaming Commission

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