Veteran government, gaming and aviation expert B.R. Lane has joined Resolute Consulting as an executive vice president.

B.R. has earned a reputation in Illinois and Indiana for effectively navigating complex business, political and regulatory landscapes in a variety of managerial, appointed and private sector roles. Harvard educated, B.R., has served as an executive of an S&P 500 gaming technology company, director of the Illinois Lottery, interim director of the Gary/Chicago International Airport, and chief of staff to the mayor and deputy mayor of Gary, her hometown

B.R. has a proven track-record of developing and executing complex strategies to address significant administrative, regulatory and political challenges. As manager of regulatory compliance at International Game Technology (IGT) for nearly five years, B.R. oversaw the maintenance of more than 360 corporate gaming licenses in over 300 jurisdictions for the world’s largest supplier of gaming machines.

“B.R. is smart, experienced and widely respected in the public and private sectors and we are excited to bring her skill, judgment and thought leadership to Resolute,” said Greg Goldner, Resolute Consulting chief executive officer. “B.R. has a demonstrated record of thoughtful public service and an unwavering commitment to her hometown of Gary, Indiana. Her wide-ranging policy expertise will help expand the reach of Resolute as the firm continues to grow to more comprehensively serve private, public and civic non-profit clients.”

Resolute Consulting is a national public affairs and strategic communications firm headquartered in Chicago with offices in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Washington, D.C.

“I am thrilled to be part of a team that specializes in problem solving across the public and private sectors, tackles issues strategically and intelligently, and works toward achieving goals civically and for their clients by considering a full range of solutions. That’s my space,” said Lane. “Throughout my career, I have realized that I can best help the communities and constituencies I like to serve from both sides of the public-private spectrum. Resolute is uniquely positioned to allow me to continue my work in this way.”

B.R. has a long professional record of balancing compliance and commerce at the local, state and federal levels. B.R. served as director of the Illinois Lottery, restoring confidence and credibility to the management of the lottery by negotiating an exit deal from a failed private management agreement. Previous to her involvement with the state of Illinois, B.R. served as interim director of the Gary/Chicago International Airport, managing a public private partnership to revitalize the airport’s operations and leading a team that helped negotiate for a $175 million runway expansion to continue on schedule. Before that, B.R. was a fixture in Gary’s City Hall, serving roles as deputy mayor and chief of staff to the mayor and resolving key and complicated stakeholder and legislative issues, both behind-the-scenes and in front of legislative and administrative bodies.

B.R. holds a B.A. in English from Morgan State University, a J.D. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis.

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