Scientific Games Corporation has promoted three key executives which it says will solidify the company’s leadership team going into 2019.
Current Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Lottery, Jim Kennedy, will become Chairman, Lottery; Senior Vice President Global Lottery Systems, Patrick McHugh, has been appointed the Lottery’s new Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive; while Senior Vice President for Corporate Development, Jordan Levin, has been named the new Executive Vice President and Group Chief Executive, Digital. Scientific Games said Levin has extensive experience in interactive, digital gaming and sports betting, having led the acquisition and integration of NYX Gaming Group and previously served as President of SG Interactive.
“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,” said Scientific Games President and CEO, Barry Cottle.
“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.”
McHugh’s new role will see him responsible for the global lottery business. He will work with Kennedy to service existing relationships and grow the lottery business in the US and around the world.
According to Scientific Games, McHugh has led many of the company’s strategic industry firsts including expanded distribution channels, cashless payments, sports betting, new network technology, iLottery and other digital platforms.
“I’m incredibly proud of what we have built at Scientific Games, which I believe is the number one lottery company in the world,” said Kennedy.
“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.”