Honoring those who seek out and create collaborative opportunities that deliver better results and increase funds to good causes.
Chryssa Amanatidou Head of Public Relations & CSR, INTRALOT
Gayle Kennedy Director, Tradeshows and Special Events (Retired), Scientific Games Corporation
Edith McCarthy Director, Benchmarks, Tradeshows, and Events, IGT
“Collaboration” has become a major staple to any discussion about what we can do to improve the quality and performance of the government-gaming industry. It applies in so many different ways, across so many different component parts that must integrate together for this industry to function effectively. But we want to do more than function effectively. We want to operate at Peak Performance levels. And deliver Peak Performance results. The industry leaders have always worked together. The tremendous success of multi-state draw games alone are testament to that. But lotteries all around the world are forging creative new collaborations that promise to keep government-gaming in the leadership role and continue to drive increasing funds to Good Causes. It’s not just about working together when it makes sense to do so. It’s about seeking out and creating new opportunities to work collaboratively in service to our industry. That’s why we want to recognize three industry leaders who took it upon themselves to collaborate for the purpose of delivering a better result that benefits the entire industry. IGT, Scientific Games, and INTRALOT vigorously compete in the market-place. But they are also the primary sponsors of industry conferences and trade shows. Seeing an opportunity to enhance the overall conference and trade show environment, these three leaders set aside differences and worked together to deliver a better result. They work behind the scenes to coordinate the activities that lead up to conference/trade show experiences that benefit all of us. Gayle, Edith, and Chryssa are well known to almost everyone who attends the industry conferences and trade shows. Let’s congratulate them for all of their tremendous efforts, and work to emulate their example for how service to our industry will be best served by focusing on our common goals and interests. ■