Contributor Profile

Patricia Becker

Job TitleCEO

Company NameBecker & Associates

Patricia Becker is a nationally-recognized industry leader with specific expertise in galvanizing Boards of Directors to enhance business performance and organization restructuring. Ms. Becker's 40 years of experience developed her expertise in directing and managing organizations through all phases of their business lifecycles. She has overseen operational start-up activities, engaged in strategic planning efforts, pioneered growth and expansion plans, directed realignment of program direction, and provided recommendations for corporate restructuring, resulting in smooth transition from sale to transfer. Ms. Becker currently operates a gaming consulting firm that specializes in compliance and regulatory issues and serves on the compliance committees of Scientific Games, Inc. and Nevada Restaurant Services, Inc. She has served as a Board Member on numerous public companies, including Cash Systems Inc., Fitzgerald's Gaming Corporation, and Powerhouse Technologies. She served as Executive Director and Boyd Distinguished Professor at the UNLV International Gaming Institute. She has held executive management positions at Harrah's and Aladdin Gaming as well as serving as Chief of Staff to Nevada Governor Bob Miller where she was responsible for policy development, budget administration, and program direction. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve on the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Ms. Becker was recognized by Great Women of Gaming as a Proven Leader, and in 2015, the American Gaming Association inducted her into the Gaming Hall of Fame. She has served government boards, played critical roles in executive management teams, developed and drove legislation, led corporate Boards of Directors, and taught students. Ms. Becker also earned national recognition as a mentor, leader, and advocate for women. She founded "Kick Up Your Heels," a highly successful fundraising and social event for female executives that ultimately led to the creation of Global Gaming Women. She also created the W Development Program, the regional Leadership Programs, and advocated for scholarships and education opportunities for the advancement of women in the gaming industry. In 2015, she joined the Board for Service Women's Action Network, a member-driven community advocating for the needs of women in the military and she chaired the Board until 2018. Ms. Becker was the first woman to be inducted as a Counselor into the International Association of Gaming Advisors after serving on the Association's Board for numerous years. Ms. Becker is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, and Colorado and currently resides in La Jolla, California.

Conference Sessions

  • Breaking Out of Your Lane: People Who've Proven Everything is Possible

    October 16, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, Veronese 2402

    This session features a powerful group of exceptional leaders who started their careers on a defined path, but said "yes" to opportunities that took them off th...

    • Language: English