In November 2013, the IGI partnered with our University of Nevada, Reno friends to co-produce the tribute program given to us by the late Dr. Bill Eadington: the world-renowned Executive Development Program (EDP).

2013’s faculty lineup featured stars at every turn, including:

  • Oakland A’s Assistant General Manager (and Moneyball character) David Forst
  • Steve Cadigan, founding human resources director of LinkedIn
  • Legendary gaming industry CEO Phil Satre
  • Crisis management expert (and longtime UNLV faculty) Dr. Larry Barton
  • Award-winning Zynga and ShuffleMaster executive Lou Castle
  • Gaming technology expert and longtime Bally executive Bruce Rowe
  • Gaming Standards Association Chairman Peter DeRaedt

IGI Executive Director Bo Bernhard and former Gaming Control Board Chair Mark Lipparelli (himself a proud graduate of the first EDP class) co-moderated the event, which received reviews like these from its passionate attendees:

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to attend EDP and I will be forever thankful for the experience. You sent us all home as better leaders and your dedication to this program is contagious. We can’t wait to send another one of our executives to this program in 2014!

Bethany Seidel, Vice President of Marketing, Mohegan Sun, Connecticut, USA

Photos from the Event