LONDON, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced that it has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointments of three members to new roles.
Bob Vincent has been named Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation, the primary operating subsidiary for the U.S. lottery business, effective April 8, 2019. Bob will serve as a senior consultant to IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala and the rest of IGT's senior leadership team. Bob began working as a consultant for IGT in 1990 and joined the Company in 1996. He has held several leadership roles, including his current role as Executive Vice President for Administrative Services and External Relations, which he will be leaving on the effective date of his new role. Bob is a member of several Rhode Island-based boards and committees, including the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation, the University of Rhode Island Foundation and the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media.
Wendy Montgomery joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, she will oversee the strategy for IGT's global brand, trade shows, and external communications, including community relations, responsible gaming, and corporate social responsibility. Prior to joining IGT in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Marketing, she spent 13 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation where she led marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning, and the iGaming business.
Scott Gunn also joins the senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Public Affairs, effective immediately. Reporting directly to Marco Sala, Scott is responsible for public affairs related to government relations strategy, and is instrumental in directing and facilitating government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for the North American and International business units. Scott has been with the Company for more than 24 years and has held positions in operations, sales, business development, and public affairs. Scott serves on the Board of Advisors to Reviver Auto, is Chairperson of IGT's Political Action Committee, and is a member of IGT's Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council.
"Bob, Wendy, and Scott are all seasoned industry professionals with specialized individual skills who bring great value to IGT. I look forward to Bob's continued contribution as the new chairperson of our operating subsidiary, and I am pleased to have Wendy and Scott join our senior leadership team," said IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala. "IGT is constantly evolving to maintain our position as the industry leader in gaming, and I am confident that these appointments will positively impact our business and serve us well in the coming years."
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Digital and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.
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