IGT strengthens leadership team with internal promotions

15 February 2019

International Game Technology (IGT) has strengthened its senior leadership team by promoting Bob Vincent, Wendy Montgomery and Scott Gunn to new roles in lottery, marketing and public affairs respectively.

The promotions see Vincent becoming chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation; Montgomery named senior vice president of global brand, marketing and communications; and Gunn becoming senior vice president of corporate public affairs.

Vincent will take on his new role at IGT’s primary operating subsidiary for the US lottery business on April 8, in which he will act as a senior consultant to IGT chief executive Marco Sala and the rest of the IGT senior leadership team.

Vincent began working as a consultant for IGT in 1990 before joining the gaming giant permanently in 1996 and going on to serve in various senior roles, including his current position as executive vice-president for administrative services and external relations.

Meanwhile, Montgomery in her new role will oversee the strategy for the IGT global brand, trade shows, and external communications, including community relations, responsible gaming and corporate social responsibility. She takes on the position will immediate effect and will also report directly to Sala.

Montgomery joined IGT last year as SVP of global lottery marketing, following a 13-year spell with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation where she led marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning and the iGaming business.

In addition, Gunn will immediately move into his new role, where he will now be responsible for public affairs related to government relations strategy. He will also play a major role in directing and facilitating government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for IGT’s North American and international business units.

Gunn is one of the longest-serving members of the IGT team, having been with the gaming giant for more than 24 years. In that time, he has held positions in operations, sales, business development and public affairs.

“Bob, Wendy, and Scott are all seasoned industry professionals with specialised individual skills who bring great value to IGT,” Sala said, commenting on the new appointments.

“IGT is constantly evolving to maintain our position as the industry leader in gaming, and I am confident that these appointments will positively impact our business and serve us well in the coming years.”

The trio of appointments comes after IGT in November also appointed Lorenzo Pellicioli as its new chairman on a full-time basis.

Pellicioli, also chief executive of IGT's parent company, Italian conglomerate De Agostini, had been serving as interim chair since August, following the departure of Philip Satre to Wynn Resorts.