LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bally Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BYI), a leader in slots, video machines, casino-management, interactive applications, and networked and server-based systems for the global gaming industry, today announced that Senior Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications Laura Olson-Reyes earned a 2012 Great Women of Gaming “Proven Leader” award.
The annual awards, presented by Casino Enterprise Management magazine, honor the brightest women in the gaming industry from around the world. The “Proven Leader” category honors leaders who have worked in the gaming industry for a minimum of 10 years.
“I appreciate the confidence and support of my company for nominating me for this distinguished honor,” Olson-Reyes said. “The Bally leadership team provides many opportunities for women to learn, enjoy challenging work, and advance into levels of greater responsibility – and for that I am extremely grateful.”
Winners of the award were recognized for demonstrating exceptional achievement in at least three of five areas: Ability to go above and beyond job responsibilities; commitment to company and co-workers; contributions to the industry as a whole; commitment to mentoring; and strong overall life balance.
“Laura shows her professional strengths daily, mentors employees internally, and has the creativity and ability to see beyond the moment,” said Vice President of Corporate Marketing Dan Savage. “The professionalism and passion Laura demonstrates for her work is also felt in her community. She was instrumental in forging a partnership between Bally and the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.”
Olson-Reyes joined Bally Technologies in 2007 as Director of Corporate Communications and was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications in 2012. She has more than 20 years of gaming experience.
In addition to director-level roles with non-gaming companies SellingSource.com and ACCEPTx, Olson-Reyes served nearly five years with Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. as Senior Manager – Communications, and eight years as Corporate Communications Manager at Anchor Gaming and its Powerhouse Technologies subsidiaries Automated Wagering International, Inc. (AWI), Video Lottery Consultants (VLC), and United Tote Company.
Olson-Reyes also has experience working in Marketing for casino operators Harrah’s Entertainment (now Caesars Entertainment) and Stratosphere Hotel Casino & Tower. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Print Journalism from the University of Montana.
An in-depth article featuring profiles of this year's award winners will be featured in the May 2013 issue of Casino Enterprise Management magazine. The winners will also receive a prestigious crystal Great Women of Gaming Award and the chance to be featured on a CEM Audio Edge talk radio show. For more information about the Great Women of Gaming Awards, visit www.greatwomenofgaming.com.
About Bally Technologies, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates, and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally’s product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives, interactive and mobile applications, and Class II, lottery, and central-determination games and platforms. Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. For more information, please contact Laura Olson-Reyes, Senior Director, Marketing & Corporate Communications, at 702-584-7742, or visit http://www.ballytech.com. Connect with Bally on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
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