President & CEO,

Anika Howard is the inaugural President and Chief Executive Officer of WONDR NATION, where she leads daily operations and develops the company’s overall mission and culture. Passionate about the power of tech startups, Anika is widely recognized for her unparalleled ability to drive gaming companies and products into evolving territories.

 As one of few executives with a 360-degree view of the industry, Anika leads WONDR NATION’s ongoing initiatives and brings a fresh approach to what’s next for the gaming sphere. As an award-winning industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, Anika has worked at some of the most notable players within the gaming space such as Foxwoods Resort Casino, International Game Technology PLC, and Caesars Entertainment, Inc., where she focused primarily on the development of interactive products and experiences designed to improve processes and create integrated player experiences.

Anika has an MBA and MS in Information Systems Management from Arizona State University as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in Business & Management. Anika was named one of the “25 People to Watch for 2018” by Global Gaming Business, was recognized as the “2018 Women of Achievement Award” from the Nevada’s Women’s Fund, chairs the DEI Committee for Global Gaming Women (GGW) and is a co-chair of African Americans in Gaming.

Anika has always seen technology as a great equalizer and way to bring people together. When she’s not leading interactive initiatives with WONDR NATION, Anika enjoys photography, traveling and music.