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Venneman Joins Bally

Venneman Joins Bally

Slot and system manufacturer Bally Technologies announced that former longtime International Game Technology executive Jean Venneman has joined the company as vice president of product marketing and licensing.

Venneman spent 18 years with IGT, first as a sales executive for the IGT Europe subsidiary in Holland, and eventually as a vice president in game development. Her last position at IGT was vice president of external innovation and licensing, in which she secured a number of entertainment brand licenses and managed a team of engineers, product specialists, artists and mathematicians.

During her tenure at IGT, Venneman was directly involved in the development and licensing of numerous trademarked or patented IGT slot products. She was on the January 2007 cover of Global Gaming Business magazine as one of the year’s “Top 25 People to Watch.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jean to Bally,” said Dan Savage, Bally Technologies’ vice president of marketing. “She is a proven leader with an outstanding gaming industry track record of success, having played a key role in the sales and development of several games and brands. Jean’s experience in strategic and tactical product planning and execution, coupled with her extensive contacts in the entertainment industry, means she will play a pivotal role in the expansion of our portfolio of licensed entertainment brands, brand libraries, and overall product marketing.”

“Bally Technologies’ 78-year history as the leading innovator in gaming and systems products speaks for itself,” Venneman said. “I am excited to join Bally’s tremendous team of professionals. I look forward to helping Bally further enhance its position as one of the world’s premier gaming-technology organizations.”

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