Great Women of Gaming Committee

The Great Women of Gaming Committee works with its working and award sub-committees to bring global recognition to meaningful contributions by exceptional women in the gaming industry.

Lauralyn McCarthy, Co-Chair 
Vice President - New Markets, Aristocrat Technologies
has been in the gaming industry for over 24 years working in leadership and development for multibillion dollar corporations, as an entrepreneur starting up successful businesses, and as a consultant and advisor to public companies, entrepreneurs and start-up and early stage businesses.  Lauralyn received the Great Women of Gaming Proven Leader Award and University of Nevada, Reno Alumni’s Professional Achievement Award.  “It’s Not about Women:  It’s About Business Results” is her Global Gaming Business Editorial.  She attended University of Nevada, Reno on a tennis scholarship graduating on the Presidents Honor Roll, named in UNR’s Top Ten Senior Women, receiving the Journalism School Senior Advertising Professionalism Award and the Pi Beta Phi Sorority National Change Leadership Award.  Lauralyn sits on GGW’s Education Committee and Co-Chairs Great Women of Gaming Awards. She sits on the Opportunity Village’s Foundation Board, is a co-founder of Cancer Research Racquet supporting the American Cancer Society, a Trustee of Desert Research Institute, and on the Deans Advisory Counsel of UNR’s Journalism School. She served on Entrepreneurs Organization Las Vegas Board.  

  Suzanne Trout, Co-Chair
Chief Marketing Officer, Foxwoods Casino
  Bahar Alaeddini
Partner, Harris Hagan
  Janet Beronio
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Harrah's
  Halise Ekmen
Director of Finance, Chumash Casino
  Debra Nutton
Vice President of Casino Operations, Wynn Resorts
  Natalie Seeff
William Hill Tel Aviv
  Jean Venneman
Senior Vice President of Business Development, High Five
  Dee Wild-Shyver
Associate Editor / Senior Advisor, Fantini Gaming Report