Scientific Games striving for 2019 solidity via trio of promotions

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Scientific Games Corporation has announced a trio of executive promotions, which has seen Jordan Levin appointed executive vice president and group chief executive of SG Digital.

Building upon extensive interactive, digital gaming and sports betting experience, the ex-SVP for corporate development is to be responsible for “defining the business group’s overall strategic direction and overseeing all functions of the business”.

Further elevations sees current executive vice president and group chief executive of lottery Jim Kennedy become chairman of lottery, with Patrick McHugh, senior vice president of global lottery systems, set to occupy the vacated role.

Regarding his new position, and growth strategies to be undertaken alongside McHugh, Kennedy explained: “I’m incredibly proud of what we have built at Scientific Games, which I believe is the number one lottery company in the world. We provide our lottery customers the best games, products and services in the industry.

“I look forward to continuing to help our customers drive record growth for their states and countries as chairman of the lottery business. Pat has been an invaluable leader in our lottery team and is respected across our industry.

“His years of experience, relentless work ethic and commitment to the highest quality products and services for our customers in the US, and around the world, will ensure that we continue to execute our growth strategy for our existing lottery customers as well grow in new areas, including iLottery and sports betting.

“I look forward to working with him, the entire team, and our customers to continue to lead our industry into the future.”

Barry Cottle, Scientific Games’ president and CEO, said of the promotions: “These globally-respected leaders, and longtime members of our SG family, are the best people to continue our growth trajectory, deliver operational excellence and inspire our employees.

“Pat will leverage his in-depth lottery experience and proven success at Scientific Games, to provide strong operational leadership and innovation. He will work with Jim to continue to execute our global growth strategies.

“For SG Digital, Jordan’s digital experience will prove immensely valuable, as he formally takes over our rapidly accelerating digital gaming and sports betting businesses.”