2018: Claudia Winkler, President, G.H.I. Solutions, Inc.
Named one of the “Great Women in Gaming” by Casino Enterprise Management magazine, Claudia Winkler is one of the industry’s most recognized and respected information technology experts, and her numerous leadership roles have resulted in an unrivaled knowledge of gaming and hospitality systems. Claudia has been a force in business technology since 1988, and she has held key marketing and technology positions with the industry’s top names including Boyd Gaming, Caesars Entertainment and Stations Casinos. Among her many accomplishments was the launch of the original Harrah’s Gold Card (now Harrah’s Total Rewards), development of the requirements for corporate-wide source systems for Boyd Gaming, IT leadership role in the change of control of the Las Vegas Hilton from Caesars Entertainment to Colony Capital and the opening of several new casinos in emerging markets. Claudia is an internationally published author with articles appearing frequently in numerous trade journals, and she is a highly sought speaker for conferences. She has also teaches gaming and management at the University of Nevada, Reno.