Our Board of Directors

Global Gaming Women is led by women gaming executives representing diverse industry segments, organizations and geographic areas. Under the direction of our President and Chair Cassie Stratford, the GGW Board of Directors, made up of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee,  Education Committee, Events Committee, Finance Committee, Kick Up Your Heels Committee, Marketing Committee, Membership Committee, Mentorship Committee, and Nominating Committee, steer the development of programs, events and educational offerings for the organization. We are proud to have over 100 female gaming executives and emerging leaders engaged on our committees and leading the future of GGW.


CASSIE STRATFORD
GGW President & Chair 
SVP Legal Operations &
Regulatory Compliance,
Boyd Gaming Corporation


LAUREN BATES
GGW 1st Vice President 
Vice President West Game Sales,
Konami Gaming, Inc.


SHIOBHAN LANE
GGW 2nd Vice President 
EVP & CEO of Gaming,
Light & Wonder

 
Maureen Keenan
MAUREEN KEENAN
GGW Treasurer &
Finance Committee Chair
Vice President of Finance, 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

 
Jennifer Roberts
JENNIFER ROBERTS
GGW Secretary & General Counsel
Education Chair
General Counsel & VP, 
WynnBET



ANIKA HOWARD
DEI Committee Co-Chair
President & CEO, 
WONDR NATION



DEANNE McKISSICK
Events Committee Chair
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Aristocrat


 
ERICA KOSEMUND
Kick Up Your Heel Committee Chair

Sr. Director of Gaming Brand & Partnerships, 
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma


 

FELICIA GASSEN
Nominating & Governance Committee Chair

Chief Administration Officer &
Chief of Staff, 
Sightline Payments



KATE WHITE
Membership Committee Chair
Vice President of Business Intelligence & 
IT Program Management, 
Penn Entertainment



LAUREN O'BRIEN
Mentorship Committee Chair
Regional Sales Manager, 
Aristocrat


Tiffany Sides
TIFFANY SIDES
Marketing Committee Chair
Vice President of Marketing Operations, 
Green Valley Ranch


Virginia McDowell
VIRGINIA MCDOWELL
Sponsorship Committee Chair

Retired CEO, 
Isle of Capri Casinos



BRANDI ELLIS
Senior Vice President VIP Marketing
Caesars Entertainment

 



CARMEL GONZALES
Vice President of Labor
MGM Resorts



DOROTHY COSTA

Sr. Vice President of People & Transformation, 
IGT


Ellen Whittemore 

ELLEN WHITTEMORE 
EVP & General Counsel, 
Wynn Resorts 


Grainne Hurst

GRAINNE HURST
Group Corporate Affairs Director, 
Entain Group



S
HEILA BANGALORE
Games Global Board Member