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Global Gaming Women Announces Cassie Stratford as New President

LAS VEGAS, August 5, 2021 – Global Gaming Women (GGW) is pleased to announce Cassie Stratford has been elected as the incoming board president by the Board of Directors to begin her term effective July 2021. She currently serves as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel for Boyd Gaming Corporation.
GGW is also pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its board members for 2021-23: Dorothy Costa, senior vice president of people and transformation, IGT; Jacqueline Grace, senior vice president, and general manager, Caesars Entertainment; Grainne Hurst, director corporate affairs, Entain Group; Siobhan Lane, chief commercial officer, Scientific Games; and Kate White, vice president of business intelligence and IT program management, Penn National Gaming

Stratford said, “GGW has become what it is today because of the dedication of its founding board members and sponsors in supporting and encouraging the professional advancement of women in gaming.  It is such an exciting time for our industry, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work with this impressive group of leaders to continue to advance GGW’s important mission.” 
“Thank you to the dedication of our Board members and the generosity of our sponsors, GGW is stronger than ever,” said Christie Eickelman, GGW past board president, and Vice President of Global Marketing for Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®). “Women around the world have benefitted from Global Gaming Women, and we still have work to do. I am thrilled for Cassie to assume the mantle of leadership, to build on our achievements, and to take women in gaming to new heights.”
GGW membership represents women in commercial, tribal, suppliers, lottery, tourism, and digital, and the organization currently has more than 6,000 professional women as members. GGW has a presence in 42 states and 12 countries with members in job level categories of 21 percent front line leaders, 30 percent supervisors and managers, 25 percent directors, and 25 percent vice president or above. In addition to its traditional offerings, development programs now include Lean-In circles and virtual masterclasses.


Image:  Cassie Stratford President Global Gaming Women
For more information about Global Gaming Women and its upcoming programming and events visit www.globalgamingwomen.org or call +1 (702) 492-5320. 
About Global Gaming Women
Global Gaming Women (GGW) supports, inspires, and influences the development of women in the Gaming industry. GGW brings together women from all segments of gaming to enrich their professional and personal lives. Established by the American Gaming Association to create a broad network that allows peers to connect with their colleagues, GGW's goal is for female gaming professionals to learn from one another, create lasting connections and nurture emerging women leaders. In 2016, Global Gaming Women launched as an independent charitable organization to deliver high-impact programs and events on a global scale that support, inspire, and influence the development of women in the gaming and lottery industry. Follow GGW on LinkedIn, InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.