IGT leaders recognized at the seventh annual Women in Gaming Awards gala

1 June 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- International Game Technology PLC announced that Marina Bogard, IGT Vice President of Strategic Accounts, North America, and Cari Blomquist, IGT Game Studio Director, were honored at the seventh annual Women in Gaming Awards gala at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on May 20.

"Marina Bogard and Cari Blomquist demonstrate outstanding leadership and talent, which speak to their commitment to excellence, and set a great example for everyone at IGT. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and the global recognition they receive for winning the Women in Gaming Awards," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America Gaming & Interactive (DoubleDown Casino).

Honored as 'Sales Manager of the Year', Marina Bogard joined IGT six years ago and has led the expansion of a large division of the IGT sales department. Through her leadership, Marina's team orchestrates significant sales deals, long-term systems commitments with key gaming customers and ongoing strategic initiatives that contribute to the evolution of gaming.

Named 'Employee of the Year', Cari Blomquist ascended to leadership through her remarkable expertise in enhancing communication and building relationships between various departments. Leveraging this effort has helped her lead a successful game studio, which propels results in more efficient game design and testing.

In addition to these achievements, there were three other IGT finalists nominated in the following categories: Hidden Talent of the Year, Industry Achiever of the Year, and Leader of the Year. The Women in Gaming Awards recognizes female team leaders within their organizations and their contribution to the success of their businesses.

For more information, visit the IGT website.

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