Global Gaming Women recently announced the 2018 winners of its annual Great Women of Gaming Awards. This year’s class of winners are:

Game Changer Category
Pokin Yeung – founder, CEO Absolute Games.  Yeung sold her company to Penn Interactive Ventures and is currently employed by them.

Leadership Category
Julia Boguslawski – chief marketing officer and executive vice president of investor relations, AGS.

Service Star Category
Dale Merrill – SVP of human resources and administration, Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Rising Star Category
Michelle Schenk – senior manager for global communications, IGT.

Lifetime Achievement Category
Debra Nutton – executive vice president of casino operations of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, Wynn Resorts Retired.

These Great Women of Gaming award recipients were honored at the Global Gaming Women. Becky Harris, chairwoman of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, presented the awards to each of the winners.

“We are thrilled to announce these outstanding leaders as winners of this year’s awards. Each in her own way has helped to move the gaming industry forward,” said Phyllis Gilland, president of Global Gaming Women. “We also congratulate each of this year’s nominees who represent the diversity, skill and leadership of the most accomplished women in the gaming industry.”