GGW Trailblazers
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We are told not to ask a question that we don’t know the answer to, out of fear of the unknown answer. However, in that advice lies missed opportunity for discovery, growth and connection. Trailblazers | Power of Questions fosters the curiosity and courage to ask questions and the strength and vulnerability to answer them. 

Monthly, Global Gaming Women will host a 40-minute webinar and invite a compelling woman trailblazer to provide her unique perspective to ten questions. Eight of the questions are always the same and two are selected by viewers’ vote. Overtime, we will collect a rich oral history of our trailblazers’ original perspectives on their exceptional journeys.

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GGW PRESENTS: TRAILBLAZER
Christie Eickelman
Vice President of Global Marketing
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), GGW Board President

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July 1, 2021 • 1:00 PM PT


Trailblazer: Christie Eickelman

TRAILBLAZER
CHRISTIE EICKELMAN
Vice President of Global Marketing
Gaming Laboratories International (GLI )
GGW Board President

Christie Eickelman has been blazing a trail for women to follow in the gaming industry since 1992, first serving as Marketing Manager for Sodak Gaming Inc. and at Wolf Gaming LLC as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations. She joined GLI in 1999 as Marketing Manager, shaping the company’s global brand. 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 of Global Marketing.

As VP of Global Marketing, she directs and implements all marketing programs for the company’s worldwide locations and for the GLI Group of companies. Her responsibilities include building the corporate brand and establishing and directing marketing functions in accordance with GLI’s policies, regulations and sound business practices.

In 2005, she was selected as a Great Woman in Gaming by Casino Enterprise Management magazine, and in 2008, Global Gaming Business magazine named her one of the 25 People to Watch in Gaming. Recently the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association honored her contributions to the Indian Gaming Industry with the 2019 OIGA Modern Day Warrior Award.

Giving back to her community is a passion for Eickelman. She is President of the Global Gaming Women Board of Directors, a member of the Andson Foundation Board, and served on the Executive Leadership Committee of the American Heart Association-Go Red for Women Luncheon of Southern Nevada.

Katie Lever

HOST 
Katie LEVER

Chief Legal Counsel • GGW Board Member

Katie Lever has been Chief Legal Officer or General Counsel to some of the gaming industry’s most influential operators and suppliers. In these roles, she’s navigated cutting edge legal, risk management, and regulatory challenges during these organizations’ greatest formative times, found creative solutions to complex corporate and strategic requirements against unforgiving timelines, and collaborated across corporate functions and across the globe, while cementing the trust of her teams, colleagues and Boards. She was the first woman Executive Vice President during her tenure at Scientific Games and its acquired entities, Bally Technology and SFHL entertainment, as well as in her position at Global Cash Access.  Recently, in her roles as Chief Legal Officer at Drew Las Vegas and General Counsel & EVP at Baha Mar, she created the foundational structure for the legal, regulatory and compliance functions for these integrated resort destinations. She has brought together her experience in FinTech, corporate law, and risk management as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of the GBank Financial Holdings Inc., one of the top-rated community banks in the country.

 


 

 


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