LAS VEGAS, NV – Global Gaming Women (GGW) founding board chair Virginia McDowell will be one of three inductees to the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Gaming Hall of Fame Class of 2022. Honorees will celebrate at an induction ceremony during Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas this October.
“From the beginning, Virginia has been tirelessly focused on acquiring the support and resources necessary to develop the next generation of women leaders in the gaming industry,” said Cassie Stratford, GGW Board Chair and President. “On behalf of Global Gaming Women’s board and members, we congratulate her on this incredible recognition of her contributions to the gaming industry.”
McDowell received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual East Coast Gaming Congress and is the first female inductee to the Mississippi Gaming Hall of Fame. She now serves as a Non-Executive Director of Entain, where she chairs the Environmental, Social, and Governance Committee. McDowell is a member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Louis University, a trustee at HavenHouse St. Louis, an advisory board member of the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
Established by the American Gaming Association to create a broad network that allows peers to connect with their colleagues, GGW’s goal is for female gaming professionals to learn from one another, create lasting connections, and nurture emerging women leaders.