Michelle Schenk, IGT’s senior manager for Global Communications, Gaming, has received a Great Women of Gaming Award in the Rising Star category from Global Gaming Women.
The award was presented to Schenk on 8 October in conjunction with the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
“Receiving the ‘Great Women in Gaming’ distinction is a tremendous honour, especially among the many inspiring and talented women within the gaming industry,” said Schenk. “Working in communications for IGT provides me with an opportunity to help drive IGT’s success, and a meaningful platform to cultivate the next generation of women in gaming.”
Schenk has more than 14 years of experience in public relations and strategic communications. In her current role, she drives awareness for IGT products by managing global gaming communications including partnership agreements, game and systems installations, and new game launches. She also fosters thought leadership by creating, identifying, and facilitating executive speaking opportunities to contribute to the overall success of IGT.
Schenk earned two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communications studies from New Mexico State University, and a master’s degree in communications studies from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
“Michelle is strategic and intelligent in her approach to provide media results that expand the scope of coverage for IGT,” said Renato Ascoli, CEO, North America. “She is a proven performer who continuously maximises on opportunities to drive the business forward through global gaming communications.”
The Great Women of Gaming Awards bring global recognition to meaningful contributions by exceptional women in the gaming industry by annually recognising a highly vetted select group of women for their outstanding contributions.