Scientific Games announced three executive promotions to solidify the company’s leadership team going into 2019. Jim Kennedy, currently EVP and Group Chief Executive, Lottery, will become Chairman, Lottery, and Patrick (“Pat”) McHugh, who currently serves as SVP Global Lottery Systems, has been appointed the Lottery’s new EVP and Group Chief Executive. In addition, Jordan Levin has been named the new EVP and Group Chief Executive, Digital. Levin has extensive experience in interactive, digital gaming and sports betting, and is currently SVP for Corporate Development.

“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 has a wealth of lottery experience, having been in the industry for 25+ years. He has been with Scientific Games for the past 14 years and serves on the leadership executive team. McHugh has unparalleled expertise in gaming systems technology in markets around the world, directing complex technology deployments, operations, new business initiatives and strategic product development.

As EVP and Group Chief Executive, Lottery, McHugh will be responsible for the global lottery business and will work with Kennedy to service existing relationships and grow the lottery business in the U.S. and around the world. McHugh has led many of Scientific Games’ 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 U.S. 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.”