Contributor Profile

Jean Venneman

Job TitleChief Commercial Officer

Company NameGaming Arts

Jean Venneman is the Chief Commercial Officer for Gaming Arts. In this role, she directs the Sales, Marketing and Product Management teams for this Bingo, Keno and Slot company. Earlier this year, Gaming Arts launched their first slot games under the umbrella Pop N Pays and have deployed over 150 machines nationwide. Jean began her 27-year career in gaming at IGT in 1992. In 1996, she led the development team of arguably one of the most successful games in gaming industry history, Wheel of Fortune. Since 2004, she held various executive positions at IGT including Vice President, Product Management and Senior Vice President, Product Development. As SVP, Product Development, Jean oversaw a staff of 300 people and led all creative functions of game design, brand licensing and product management. Jean moved to Bally Technologies in 2010 as the Vice President of Product Management where her role included the creation and oversight of the company product plan, all brand licensing activities as well as third party game acquisition. She then became the Vice President of Brand Licensing, Gaming & Interactive for Scientific Games and was responsible for finding, negotiating and deploying entertainment brands on slot machines, real money wagering and play for fun internet sites as well as lottery instant scratch tickets. Jean has been honored with the "Great Women of Gaming Proven Leader" award, has been on cover of Global Gaming Business magazine as "One of the Top 25 People to Watch", and has been featured in Casino Enterprise Magazine as a "Gaming Visionary". Jean has a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Conference Sessions

  • How Did You Do That and Why Not? How to Get Out of Your Own Way

    October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Veronese 2402

    Dare to lead. It can be easier said than done, particularly when you feel you don't yet have the necessary skill sets. This panel of leadership experts will dis...

    • Language: English

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