HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 19Issue 25Two Michigan Gaming Professionals Recognized as "Emerging Leaders" by Global Gaming Expo

The Global Gaming Expo (“G2E”) has recognized Robert Russell, Gaming Analyst at Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C. and Jamie Stuck, Tribal Council Vice Chairperson of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, as “Emerging Leaders” in the gaming industry who are under the age of 40.  Mr. Stuck has been awarded an Emerging Leaders Scholarship, which covers the cost of a conference pass to the 2013 G2E, which will be held from September 24-26 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, as well as a two-night hotel stay. 

Mr. Russell has been awarded as a G2E Honorarium, which recognizes leaders in the gaming industry under the age of 40 who meet the “Emerging Leaders” criteria and also serve on the G2E advisory board. 

Mr. Russell has served on the G2E advisory board since its inception and has been a strong advocate for practical regulation of the gaming industry. He has served on the AGA Task Force on Regulatory Reform, and he has made significant contributions in communication of the benefits of the industry in numerous publications and presentations.

In a press release, Courtney Muller, Senior Vice President at Reed Exhibitions, which is the co-host of the G2E along with the American Gaming Association, said “[a]s we looked at our past events and began planning for G2E this year, we realized that we wanted to do more to infuse the show with the energy and enthusiasm of the younger generation.  We are thrilled to recognize these seven emerging leaders with G2E Conference scholarships and to provide all emerging leaders who are attending G2E with specialized opportunities to meet and learn from others in the industry."

In addition to the recognition of Mr. Russell and Mr. Stuck, G2E announced that Emerging Leaders Scholarships, which were awarded in conjunction with The Innovation Group, had also been provided to:

· Mario Alfaro, corporate slot manager at Dreams Hotel Casino Spa (Temuco, Chile),

· Leslie Lumley, marketing director at Yakama Nation Legends Casino (Yakima, Wash.),

· Corey Nyman, director of operations at Nyman Group, Ltd. (Las Vegas),

· Anna Polatschek, manager of social responsibility, Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (Halifax, Nova Scotia),

· David Vatthanavong, pit manager at Sugarhouse Casino (Philadelphia), and

· Jerry Wilson, lead artist of social games at High 5 Games (New York).

In addition, the G2E also awarded Honorariums to Nehme Abouzeid, executive director of brand marketing and advertising at Wynn Las Vegas & Encore Resort, and Jason Gastwirth, senior vice president of entertainment at Caesars Entertainment, Inc.

To learn more about G2E, including full conference schedules, please visit http://www.globalgamingexpo.com/


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