Scientific Games Corporation (Scientific Games or the company) announced three executive promotions to solidify the company's leadership team going into 2019. Jim Kennedy, currently executive vice president and group chief executive, lottery, will become chairman, lottery and Patrick (Pat) McHugh, who currently serves as senior vice president global lottery systems, has been appointed the lottery's new executive vice president and group chief executive. In addition, Jordan Levin has been named the new executive vice president and group chief executive, digital. Levin has extensive experience in interactive, digital gaming and sports betting, and is currently senior vice president for corporate development, where he led the acquisition and integration of NYX Gaming Group and previously launched and 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 Barry Cottle, Scientific Games' president and CEO. "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."