Scientific Games has named Robert O’Connor as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan and 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 existing business, new sector growth opportunities and emerging markets.
O'Connor joins Scientific Games with an impressive set of credentials. He previously served at Goldman Sachs as Vice President, Executive Office, Government Affairs where he managed political, legislative and regulatory advocacy with the U.S. Senate, U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Rep. Peter King(NY).
“Rob brings nearly three decades of government service and advocacy experience at the global, federal, state and local levels,” said Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer Kevin 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.”