Bally’s Corporation has confirmed the appointment of Kim Barker Lee as its EVP, Chief Legal Officer as it expands the scope of its executive leadership group.
A former IGT executive, Lee has over 25 years of experience in the legal and business industries, including across the lottery and gaming sector.
In her new role, Lee will oversee Bally’s legal and public affairs team as the corporation continues to seek global growth.
She most recently served as IGT’s first Global Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion following a period as General Counsel and Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs for Northstar Lottery Group, a majority-owned, IGT affiliate.
Lee Fenton, CEO of Bally’s, said: “We are excited to welcome Kim to Bally’s and are confident that she will make an excellent addition to our global leadership team. The depth and breadth of Kim’s legal expertise, especially in gaming and lottery, will be instrumental as the company continues to expand and evolve during this period of significant growth.
“Additionally, her strong network and understanding of our key markets, including Rhode Island and Illinois, is particularly valuable as we explore new opportunities in the jurisdictions in which we conduct business.”
Previously in her career, Lee spent time as the General Counsel to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and as a partner at the law practice of Altheimer & Gray and Pugh, Jones & Johnson, P.C in Chicago.
A National Diversity Council Top 100 Diversity Officer 2020 inductee, Lee holds a BA from Yale in American Studies and a JD from New York University School of Law.
“I’m pleased to be joining Bally’s during such an exciting time,” added Lee on her new role. “The opportunities for growth are significant as the company advances its transformation into a global omnichannel gaming leader.
“I’ve spent much of my career deploying leadership and operational strategies in the lottery and gaming space, so I understand how the industry works and the challenges that must be overcome. I look forward to this next chapter and to playing a part in Bally’s continued success.”