Cassie Stratford has been named the new president of Global Gaming Women (GGW), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women in all aspects of the global gambling industry.
Stratford joined GGW as President in July 2021 after serving as Vice President of Legal Affairs and Assistant General Counsel at Boyd Gaming.
Stratford will be supported by a new board of executives that includes Dorothy Costa, senior vice president of people and transformation at IGT; Jacqueline Grace, senior vice president and general manager at Caesars Entertainment; Grainne Hurst, director corporate affairs at Entain Group; Siobhan Lane, chief commercial officer at Scientific Games; and Kate White, vice president of marketing business and intelligence at Scientific Games.
Supporting women in gaming
Stratford remarked after her appointment: “GGW has become what it is today because of the dedication of its founding board members and sponsors in supporting and encouraging the professional advancement of women in gaming.
“It is such an exciting time for our industry, and I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with this impressive group of leaders to continue to advance GGW’s important mission.”
After 29 years in the gaming industry, Stratford succeeds Christie Eickleman, Vice President of Global Marketing at Gaming Laboratories International, as President of GGW.
Eickleman added: “Thank you to the dedication of our Board members and the generosity of our sponsors, GGW is stronger than ever.
“Women around the world have benefitted from Global Gaming Women, and we still have work to do. I am thrilled for Cassie to assume the mantle of leadership, to build on our achievements, and to take women in gaming to new heights.”