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Dolly Bascou Sananes, head of marketing and communications gaming operations, Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer, Monaco
Winner of the Gender Diversity EDP scholarship

"...a wonderful time making professional and personal connections"

"I had a wonderful time making professional and personal connections at Lake Tahoe for EDP 2019. The team competition project was intense, and I had the best team ever! Thank you again to the European Casino Association for the Gender Diversity scholarship."

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David Dimas, senior product manager, Scientific Games, Chicago, Illinois

"Grateful, grateful, grateful..."

"Grateful, grateful, grateful to have been a member of this year’s Executive Development Program. I’m still riding the rush of learning from so many titans in gaming during what was easily the most grueling but rewarding 10 days of my professional life."

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Zhan Spalding, group executive manager – surveillance, SKYCITY Adelaide Casino, Adelaide, SA, Australia

"...the best program I ever attended"

"It has been a few months now since I returned from Lake Tahoe, attending EDP and reflecting on this experience. I must say it truly was the best program I ever attended, allowing me to grow both on a professional and personal level. Once again, I would like to thank the EDP team and all others for taking us through this journey."

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Jeff Chomiak, director of surveillance, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

"...what an amazing nine days it has been"

"As I prepare to leave beautiful Lake Tahoe, I would like to extend my thanks to the amazing faculty, speakers and moderators of the 2019 Executive Development Program (EDP). Their tireless efforts, amazing organizational skills and above all, dedication toward moving our industry forward into new areas by embracing new ideas are just a few reasons why this is such an amazing program. To my teammates on team 7 — wow, what an amazing nine days it has been and celebrating our win on Saturday night was the icing on the cake."

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Jarvis Pelletier, assistant vice president gaming services, Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

"Great new lifelong friendships..."

Still processing the amazing experience I had at the UNLV/UNR Executive Development Program. The program content, subject material, industry peers, speakers, and of course the co-moderating dynamic duo of Jim McClenahan and Bo Bernhard made it such a memorable, rewarding and growing experience. Are the 9 days challenging? Yes! And I wouldn't have it any other way! Such a fantastic and yes, stressful at times, team building. The team I was very fortunate to be part of was simply amazing! I miss them the moment I left the building, the nine days seem like a month but I think that was a fantastic side effect and benefit of being in such great company in close quarters for any length of time. Great new lifelong friendships and more depth to draw from when the time for it. The entire time in the program in the back of my mind I'm processing all the great ideas and experiences to take back with me. Drawing the incredible depth of knowledge that is present at this program is truly awesome!"

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Hannah Morelos, director of gaming, The Star Gold Coast, Australia
Winner of the Women in Gaming and Hospitality EDP Scholarship

"I am invigorated and excited about the future for gaming..."

"EDP was an exhausting and demanding ten days that I honestly wouldn’t have made it through without my working group, or the comradery of my 57 new friends. I am invigorated and excited about the future for gaming with so many great leaders emerging, all of whom I know I can reach out to at any time, as they can to me."

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Claude Savoca, European gaming inspector, Monte-Carlo Societe des Bains de Mer, Monaco

"A sensational 10 days at Lake Tahoe."

"A sensational 10 days at Lake Tahoe. For fun no, for skiing no, to meet leaders of the world of the gaming industry and to have other insights by opening up to the modern world of management."

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Caitlin Harte, director of product marketing, Incredible Technologies, Vernon Hills, Illinois

"My heart is full of joy and my head is bursting with new ideas."

"All I can say is “WOW.” Nine days spent in Lake Tahoe studying alongside the brightest minds in the gaming industry at the Executive Development Program. My heart is full of joy and my head is bursting with new ideas. Extremely challenging, but my goodness was it incredibly rewarding. If you’re thinking about getting involved with this program, DO IT!"