Paget L. Alves has served on the IGT PLC board of directors since April 2015, and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Prior to April 2015, Mr. Alves served on the International Game Technology board of directors since January 2010. He served as Chief Sales Officer of Sprint Corporation, a wireless and wireline communications services provider (“Sprint”), from January 2012 to September 2013 after serving as President of the Business Markets Group since 2009. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Alves held various positions at Sprint, including President, Sales and Distribution from 2008 to 2009; President, South Region, from 2006 to 2008; Senior Vice President, Enterprise Markets, from 2005 to 2006; and President, Strategic Markets from 2003 to 2005. Between 2000 and 2003, Mr. Alves served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PointOne Telecommunications Inc., and President and Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Communications. He currently serves on the board of directors of Ariel Investments, LLC and Synchrony Financial. Mr. Alves previously served on the board of directors of GTECH Holdings Corporation (2005-2006), and Herman Miller, Inc. (2008-2010).
Mr. Alves earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell University.