Scientific Games Corporation has announced the appointment of Robert O’Connor as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, reporting directly to CEO Kevin Sheehan.
O’Connor will be responsible for developing and executing Scientific Games’ global government relations and public affairs to support the company’s long-term strategies and raise its profile globally to support its 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 levels,” said Sheehan. “We look forward to capitalizing on his leadership, as we continue to grow and prosper in current jurisdictions, as well as expand into newly regulated territories.”
O’Connor joins Scientific Games from Goldman Sachs, where he served as Vice President, Executive Office, Government Affairs. At Goldman Sachs he managed political, legislative and regulatory advocacy with the US Senate, US House of Representatives and led company advocacy efforts in New York State, New York City and New Jersey. He also served as Treasurer of the Goldman Sachs Political Action Committee (GS PAC).
Prior to Goldman Sachs, O’Connor served as Majority Staff Director for the US House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, where he led all Committee operations, strategy and personnel management. As Staff Director, he oversaw the successful passage of four significant pieces of legislation that were signed into law. Previously, he was Chief of Staff to US Rep. Peter King (NY).