On September 28, Global Gaming Women (GGW) named the four recipients of the Patty Becker Pay It Forward Awards at G2E in Las Vegas. They are:
o Phyllis Gilland, SVP and General Counsel, American Casino & Entertainment Properties LLC
o Tina Kilmer, VP, Scientific Games Corporation
o Christie Eickelman, VP, Marketing, Gaming Laboratories International
o Virginia McDowell, Former Isle of Capri CEO, President & Chair of GGW
The award is named after Patricia Becker, former gaming regulator, industry leader, and International Gaming Institute (IGI) Executive Director. In 2010, Becker created, promoted and organized Kick Up Your Heels as an IGI fundraiser.
The mission of GGW is to support the development and success of women in the international gaming industry through education, mentorship and networking opportunities. GGW brings together women from all segments of gaming in an effort to enrich their professional and personal lives.
GGW was established by the American Gaming Association to create a broad network that allows peers to connect with their colleagues. The goal is for female gaming professionals to learn from one another, create lasting connections and nurture emerging women leaders.