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James D Schultz named Scientific Games' new EVP

Scientific Games has confirmed that James D Schultz has been appointed as the company’s new Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy and Affairs.

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Currently, Scientific Games operates in 50 different countries, offering lotteries its support and products, which Schultz is now tasked with expanding.

Pat McHugh, CEO of Scientific Games, said of Schultz’s appointment: “The global lottery industry is exciting, and it’s rapidly evolving.

"With his significant policy and legislative experience coupled with a deep understanding of the dynamics businesses face in highly regulated industries, Jim will play a critical role in advancing Scientific Games’ mission to create secure, sustainable solutions that empower our lottery partners worldwide to maximize good cause funding.

“He will support our customers and associations in advocating for the lottery industry’s responsible approach to generating billions of dollars annually for lottery beneficiaries.”

Before joining Scientific Games, Schultz worked as a partner with the Holland & Knight law firm in its Philadelphia and Washington, DC offices, where he led its Northeast Government Advocacy Team. 

Furthermore, he served as General Counsel to the Governor of Pennsylvania and Senior Associate Counsel, and Special Assistant to the President of the United States in the Office of White House Counsel.

Most recently, Scientific Games announced it had extended its long-term contract with the Idaho State Lottery.

Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Executive Director, said of the extension: “We are excited to continue our success with game innovation together and look forward to working with Scientific Games to expand our Idaho Lottery Scratch Game offering and ultimately drive more funding for education in our state."

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