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Tuesday, Mar 9, 1:00 PM EST · 2 hours

Raising the Stakes: Top Women in Gaming Share Their Stories

March 9, 2021 at 01:00:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

In honor of Women’s History Month, the American Gaming Association will host a panel of successful women in gaming on March 9 at 1:00pm ET. Hear from Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Elaine Hodgson with Incredible Technologies, Melonie Johnson with The Borgota Hotel Casino & Spa, Stephanie A. Bryan with Poarch Band of Creek Indians and Sara Gonso Tait with The Indian Gaming Commission on their path to the top, the opportunities and challenges they faced, and how females are shaping the future of the industry. Moderated by a female congressional champion, this webinar will celebrate the rise of female leaders by providing inspiration and actionable advice for women everywhere.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Senator Jacky Rosen, D-Nevada, was elected to the Senate in November of 2018 after serving one term in the U.S. House representing Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. Rosen is the third Jewish woman elected to the Senate, as well as the first former Synagogue president to serve in Congress. Prior to running for elected office, Rosen made a career as a computer programmer and software developer.
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Chairwoman and CEO at Poarch Band of Creek Indians
In 2014, Stephanie Bryan became the first female political leader elected to the position of Tribal Chair and CEO for the Poarch Creek Indians. In this position, not only is she involved with the legislative aspect of the Tribe, but she also oversees all Tribal operations including Tribal Government, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), and PCI Gaming Authority (PCIGA). Previously, she served as Vice-Chair of the Tribal Council since 2006.
Webinar hosting presenter
Executive Director of the Indiana Gaming Commission
As Executive Director of the Indiana Gaming Commission, Sara Gonso Tait is the chief regulator of Indiana’s 13 casinos, an industry that brings in more than $500 million in tax revenues each year (Indiana’s fourth largest source of revenue) and employs over 12,000 people. Appointed by Governor Mike Pence in June of 2015 and reappointed by Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017, Sara manages an agency budget of $23 million and oversees 200 Indiana Gaming Commission employees, including two police divisions.
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President and CEO of Incredible Technologies
Elaine Hodgson is the co-founder of Incredible Technologies (IT) where she has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since the company's inception in 1985. A veteran of the entertainment and technical development world, Elaine has led IT from a $150,000 basement start-up to become a dominant player in both the amusement and gaming industries. She actively oversees all aspects of the company including game development, strategic business planning, intellectual properties, and the innovative marketing and sales of the company's products.
Webinar hosting presenter
President and Chief Operating Officer of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City
Melonie Johnson has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City. In her leadership role, Ms. Johnson will provide strategic direction as well as overseeing daily operations of the property.