Events Committee

The Events Committee is responsible for planning the education events coordinated by GGW at industry trade shows and conferences throughout the year. Its efforts are supported by additional sub-committees as needed to coordinate larger events like the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) trade show and conference occurring each year in Las Vegas. 

Christie Eickelman is Vice President of Marketing for GLI. In her position, she directs and implements all marketing programs for GLI’s 20 worldwide locations. Her responsibilities include building the corporate brand and establishing and directing marketing functions in accordance with GLI’s policies, regulations and sound business practices. She joined the company in 1999 as Marketing Manager, shaping GLI’s branding in North America. In 2001, she was promoted to Director of Marketing and Development, overseeing the North American development team in their daily responsibilities. In June 2007, she was promoted to Senior Director of Worldwide Marketing, and in September 2012, she was promoted to Vice President. Eickelman has a long history in the gaming industry. Prior to GLI, she served as Marketing Manager for Sodak Gaming Inc. (now IGT). She has also served at Wolf Gaming LLC as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. In 2005, she was selected as a Great Woman in Gaming by Casino Enterprise Management, and in 2008, Global Gaming Business named her one of the 25 People to Watch in Gaming. 

Tina M. Kilmer P.E. serves as Vice President of Product Compliance for Scientific Games. With more than 18 years of technical leadership in the gaming industry, Kilmer is responsible for the global regulatory management and technical compliance of advanced technology-based gaming devices and systems, table game products, as well as mobile solutions. Kilmer joined Scientific Games after its November 2014 acquisition of Bally Technologies, one of the most innovative gaming technology leaders in the global gaming industry and the world’s oldest slot machine manufacturer. Prior to joining Bally Technologies, Kilmer held senior leadership positions with Aristocrat Technologies, Casino Data Systems, and Harrah’s Entertainment.  Before entering the gaming industry, she served in various roles with Argonne National Laboratory and Dow Chemical U.S.A. Kilmer is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, International Masters of Gaming Law, Global Gaming Women, Society of Women Engineers, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.  She is also a registered Professional Engineer.