GGB Magazine Announces Its 25 People to Watch for 2023

GGB’s annual list of the movers and shakers in the gaming industry’s highest honor. The January issue features such high flyers as FanDuel’s Ann Howe, BetMGM’s Adam Greenblatt, Everi’s Randy Taylor, Casino Austria’s Erwin van Lambaart, Light & Wonder’s Siobhan Lane, Hard Rock Las Vegas’ Joe Lupo and many others.

GGB Magazine Announces Its 25 People to Watch for 2023

Global Gaming Business Magazine (GGB) has announced its annual 25 People to Watch list (PTW) for 2023. It’s the 21st edition of this popular feature published every year in the January issue. Honorees are recognized for their past accomplishments and their upcoming potential actions that will have a big impact on gaming in 2023 and beyond.

“We have chosen a great group of people for our 2023 Class,” says GGB Publisher Roger Gros. “They have all already made an impact on the gaming world, and we point them out in this article because that impact has only just begun in most cases.”

Once an individual is named a member of the prestigious People to Watch class, he or she cannot be considered again. Past winners include some of the most important people in the casino industry (to see a list of past winners click here).

The selections are made by the GGB Editorial Advisory Board, a collection of some of the most knowledgeable and connected people in the gaming industry. Nominees came from all aspects of the gaming business—land-based and online operators and suppliers, regulators, attorneys, tribal government officials, public officials, academics and more.

“Last year was really the first year of a full comeback from the pandemic,” says Gros. “This year, many of the honorees are ready to get back to normal and take their area of gaming to new heights, and that is reflected in this year’s PTW class. We’re very proud of this year’s honorees and want to thank our Editorial Advisory Board for their diligent attention to the wide list of nominees.”


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Shimon Akad Chief Operating Officer, Playtech

Rachel Barber Sr. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Gaming, IGT

Anne Marie Caulfield Chief Executive The Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland

Dawn Clayton General Manager, Thunder Valley

Louise Cornelius General Manager Oneida Casino Wisconsin

Allie Evangelista President, Hard Rock Bristol

Ken Golar Vice President, Finance, Grand Casino Mille Lacs & Hinckley

Stephanie Goodman Exec. Director, Dr. Robert Hunter International Problem Gambling Center

Ronald Gordon Vice President of Casino Operations, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

Brian Green Assistant General Manager, Graton Casino

Adam Greenblatt Chief Executive Officer, BetMGM

Earle Hall Chief Executive Officer, Axes.AI

Adriano Ho Director, Macau Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ)

David Horn Vice President and General Manager, Durango Casino Resort

Amy Howe Chief Executive Officer, FanDuel Sportsbook

Siobhan Lane Chief Executive Officer, Gaming, Light and Wonder

Kevin Lowry Assistant General Manager, Mohegan Sun

Joe Lupo President, The Mirage/Hard Rock Las Vegas

Justin Moore General Manager, Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Kelly Myers Manager of Client Solutions, Gaming Laboratories International

Kevin Nephew President & Chief Executive Officer, Seneca Gaming Corporation

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva President, Brazil

Randy Taylor President and Chief Executive Officer, Everi Holdings

Erwin van Lambaart Chief Executive Officer, Casinos Austria AG

Stacey Zelenik Sr. Vice President and Chief People & Culture Officer, Aristocrat Gaming


About GGB: Global Gaming Business magazine, a division of Casino Connection International, is the leading monthly gaming trade publication focusing on the international casino industry and the only U.S.-based gaming trade publication covering commercial, tribal and online gaming. GGB is the only gaming trade magazine in the world that publishes a physical magazine every month to go along with its superior online content, which includes the weekly e-newsmagazine GGB News. Casino Connection International also publishes the annual publications: Tribal Government Gaming, Casino Style and Progressive Products Preview (P3) ahead of the industry’s largest trade show, G2E. Distributed to 14,000 of the industry’s most important executives around the world, as well as public officials, regulators, attorneys and Native American governments, GGB magazine is the casino industry’s complete source for gaming business information. For more information, contact