International Game Technology Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Scott Gunn will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2020 in a virtual ceremony on October 14, hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute.
Founded by PGRI in 2005, the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame honors individuals who have contributed to the success of the lottery industry.
Members must be lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients each year.
IGT Chief Executive Officer Marco Sala said, “Understanding how governments effectively manage and grow lottery businesses requires experience, talent, relationship building and trust. Scott Gunn’s knack for navigating the political climate in a state or country allows him to work with public policy makers and customers to support lottery innovation and best practices that ensure the generation of revenue for good causes. Scott’s leadership has left a lasting impression on the global lottery industry, and we’re incredibly proud of his achievement as an inductee to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.”
Gunn stated, “I am truly humbled and honored to be recognized with membership in the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and to work in this industry with so many talented peers.”
In his current position, Gunn is responsible for IGT’s public affairs for government relations strategy. He directs and facilitates government relationships and public engagement to advance global business interests for IGT’s global lottery and gaming business units. Prior to his current role, Gunn was senior vice president of global government relations and North America lottery business development, overseeing worldwide government relations strategy and managing the company’s global network of government relations resources, plus pursuing public sector market opportunities for IGT’s various lines of business in North America.
Gunn joined IGT’s predecessor GTECH in 1994 and since then has held positions in sales, business development, government relations and global operations. Overseeing GTECH California operations, Gunn managed a lottery central-system conversion, supported major retail expansion, assisted in the launch of Mega Millions and in 2010 helped direct prize-payout flexibility into law—resulting in dramatic increases in annual lottery revenues supporting education in California.
Gunn holds a bachelor’s degree in political economics from Tulane University in New Orleans. He works in IGT’s Washington, D.C. office and resides in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife and four daughters.