Scientific Games has appointed Karin-Joyce Tjon as its new president and chief operating officer.
Tjon, who will report directly to chief executive Kevin Sheehan, joins Scientific after two years as chief financial officer and executive vice-president of Epiq Systems, a global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession.
Prior to her time with Epiq, Tjon had a three-year spell as chief financial officer and treasurer at business and special mission aircraft manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.
Earlier in her career, Tjon spent almost 10 years as director, senior director and managing director of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal.
“We have tremendous confidence in KJ’s ability to lead our long-term growth strategy and execution, and continue the strong growth across all of our businesses,” Sheehan said.
“Her deep experience in international finance, performance accountability, and culture transformation will further enhance our ability to deliver for our customers, employees and our shareholders.”
Meanwhile, Scientific Games has also announced that it has extended its instant games contract with the Missouri Lottery by an additional three years.
The company will continue to provide instant games to Missouri players, as well as a new, full-loyalty website for the My Lottery Players Club.
May Scheve Reardon, executive director at the Missouri Lottery, said: “The instant games created by Scientific Games help us ensure continued growth in profits to the state of Missouri.
“We are confident that our My Lottery Players Club developed by Scientific Games has contributed to our success in recent years, and we look forward to building upon the popularity of our players club.”
John Schulz, senior vice-president of instant products at Scientific Games, added: “This contract extension represents the Lottery's confidence in our products and services to help the Lottery provide further growth in the years ahead.
“We are excited to continue the great work we have delivered with our instant game products and full loyalty programme to help drive profits for the state of Missouri.”
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