Harper Ko

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Harper brings more than 20 years of corporate legal and regulatory compliance experience on behalf of gaming equipment suppliers to her new role at PENN. As Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Harper is responsible for all legal matters for PENN, including commercial transactions, litigation matters, corporate governance and securities law and gaming regulatory compliance.

Prior to joining PENN, Harper was the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer – General Counsel and Secretary of Everi Holdings, Inc., a full-service casino gaming equipment and payment solutions provider from 2017 until December 2020. While at Everi, Harper helped guide the former Global Cash Access through its ongoing transition to a full-service casino gaming equipment and payment solutions provider.

Prior to joining Everi, Harper served as Deputy General Counsel, Gaming for Scientific Games Corporation. During her time there from November 2014 – December 2017, Harper led the legal integration of Bally Gaming, Inc. SHFL entertainment Inc., and WMS Gaming Inc. into the Scientific Games Gaming division and served as a strategic advisor to their Gaming unit executive management team on all material commercial transactions, customer and third-party issues, and regulatory compliance and litigation matters. She joined Scientific Games following its acquisition of Bally Gaming, Inc. in November 2014 where she served as Assistant General Counsel beginning in November 2007. Prior to that Harper was a Contract Attorney with Harrah's Operating company and Associate Corporate Counsel for Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. Harper began her career in the gaming industry as Staff Counsel for WMS Gaming Inc. from May 2000 to August 2004.

Harper holds a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and a B.S. in Psychology as a Natural Science from the University of Michigan. She is a Board Member at Project 150, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization committed to helping over 2,500 students in 45 high schools across Las Vegas. Harper previously served as an Officer (co-General Counsel, Vice President) of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, and is a past recipient of the Rising Star Award by Great Women in Gaming.

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