SG names new president and chief operating officer

Scientific Games Corp. on Monday announced the appointment of Karin-Joyce Tjon as its new president and COO effective Feb. 13, 2017, according to a company press release.  

Reporting directly to chief executive officer Kevin Sheehan, Tjon’s responsibilities will include oversight of the  gaming and lottery operations and driving the company’s organizational strategy, business development and fiscal discipline.

She joins Scientific Games after serving two years as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Epiq Systems, a leading global provider of integrated technology and services for the legal profession, where she oversaw legal, corporate governance, risk compliance, and all aspects of international corporate finance.

Before that, she was chief financial officer and treasurer of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation for three years, a $2.5 billion international manufacturer of business and special mission aircraft.

Tjon earned an MBA in finance from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in organizational behavior and management from Ohio University.

The news comes after Scientific Games won the “Lottery Supplier of the Year” at the Gaming Intelligence Awards.

“No other company rivals Scientific Games in the lottery supplier space. On the interactive side of things, it has put blue space between itself and the likes of IGT and Intralot. For the third year in a row Scientific Games is the clear winner,” indicated the Gaming Intelligence Awards summary.

Jim Kennedy, group chief executive of Lottery for Scientific Games, who accepted the award, said, “On behalf of Scientific Games and our entire Lottery team who diligently keeps their focus on our customers each and every day, we are honored to once again be recognized as ‘Lottery Supplier of the Year.’ We will continue to work hard, demonstrate integrity and thought leadership, and earn the trust of lottery operators around the world. We are committed to help lotteries in their business mission to responsibly grow returns to beneficiaries today and in the future.”