Scientific Games hands government role to O’Connor
Scientific Games has appointed Robert O'Connor as its senior vice-president of government affairs.
O’Connor will assume responsibility for developing and executing the firm’s global government relations and public affairs in order to support its long-term strategies.
Reporting directly to chief executive Kevin Sheehan, O’Connor will also work to raise the company’s profile on a global basis to support existing business, new sector growth opportunities and emerging markets.
“Rob brings nearly three decades of government service and advocacy experience at the global, federal, state and local level,” Sheehan said.
“We look forward to capitalising on his leadership, as we continue to grow and prosper in current jurisdictions, as well as expand into newly regulated territories.”
O’Connor joins the company from Goldman Sachs, where he was vice-president, executive office, government affairs.
Prior to his time with Goldman Sachs, O’Connor served as majority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.
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