BALLY TECHNOLOGIESCath Burns, Bally Technologies’ vice president and managing director, Asia-Pacific, has received Casino Enterprise Management Magazine’s 2008 Great Women of Gaming ‘Proven Leader’ award.
“We are delighted that Cath has been chosen for this impressive gaming-industry award,” said Ramesh Srinivasan, Bally’s executive vice president – systems. “She is a world-class individual who is a dynamic, motivated, and experienced leader. Cath inspires those around her to achieve great things each and every day, and her focus on the customer is unwavering. All of us here at Bally join in congratulating her on this well-deserved award.”
“I am truly humbled and grateful for this extraordinary honor,” Burns said. “I attribute so much of my success to working with an outstanding team of professionals, both here in Macau and throughout our Company. I am also indebted to our customers, partners, and my exceptional team for their tremendous support.”
Burns, along with four other distinguished women in the gaming industry, received the 2008 Proven Leader award after consideration and voting by a panel of judges comprised of other notable women in the gaming industry.
Other Bally Great Women of Gaming nominees this year were Tina Kilmer, Vice President of Product Compliance; and Laura Olson-Reyes, Director of Corporate Communications.
Burns joined Bally Technologies in 2006 to establish Bally’s sales, service, and operations presence in the Asia-Pacific region, based in Macau. Along with managing the day-to-day operations of Bally’s business in the region, Burns is also responsible for expanding the Company’s business into new markets.
Since joining Bally, Burns has built a team to grow and support both the games and systems business in Macau, South Korea, the Philippines, Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos. This year will see a further expansion of Bally’s business into Singapore and Australia.
Prior to joining Bally Technologies, Burns held leadership positions at Video Lottery Consultants (VLC), a global gaming technology company, ending her tenure as general manager for the company’s Australia and New Zealand business.
Previously, Burns held business development and account-management positions with IBM Australia, spearheading business development and marketing strategies for IBM’s gaming-industry clients. During her tenure with IBM, she received the Asia-Pacific Marketing Excellence Award, the Asia-Pacific Region Marketing Award, and was a member of IBM’s “100% Club.”
Burns graduated from Flinders University of South Australia in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and American Studies. She also earned a Master of Science Degree in International Studies from Central Connecticut State University in 1989.