Bally Technologies (BYI: N/A +0%) has appointed a new Vice President of Product Marketing and Licensing.

Jean Venneman joined Bally with 18 years of experience in the gaming industry, where she quickly progressed upward through management ranks at International Game Technologies and was directly involved in the development and licensing of numerous trademarked or patented IGT slot products.

In 2008, Venneman was honored with the “Great Women of Gaming Proven Leader” award, and in 2007 she was on the January cover of Global Gaming Business magazine as “One of the Top 25 People to Watch.”

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Jean to Bally,” said Dan Savage, Bally Technologies’ Vice President of Marketing. “She is a proven leader with an outstanding gaming industry track record of success, having played a key role in the sales and development of several games and brands. Jean’s experience in strategic and tactical product planning and execution, coupled with her extensive contacts in the entertainment industry, means she will play a pivotal role in the expansion of our portfolio of licensed entertainment brands, brand libraries, and overall product marketing.”

Venneman said. “I am excited to join Bally’s tremendous team of professionals. I look forward to helping Bally further enhance its position as one of the world’s premier gaming-technology organizations.”