If the first thing that comes to mind is, who? Then we would like to introduce you to the man of the show, Dr. Kneeland Youngblood. Indeed, he was recently elected as the new Director of the Board for the global tech giant, Scientific Games (SG). So let us take a moment and look through his portfolio, and you will see why he’s the right man for the job.
He brings the knowledge and experience of many to the table!
Kneeland Youngblood attended Princeton Univ. where he earned his B.A. in political science in ’78. He then went on to study at the University of Texas, and in 1982 he earned his Doctorates. After that, he worked in medicine for a few years, although it was politics that called him to service.
In ’94 Bill Clinton had selected him to serve on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Enrichment Administration. And in ’97 Youngblood and two others founded the Pharos Capital Group, a private equity firm in Dallas. He also was a member on several other boards. Those boards include AMR Investments, Starwood Hotel & Resort, Burger King, and GAP. Furthermore, he was the Director of the U.S. Enrichment Corporation. Also, he was a member of the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations. Now that’s quite a resume!
A wise choice for the gaming giant!
Following the news of the recent hire, CEO. Barry Cottle said. “We are pleased that the Board elected Kneeland as a new director. He brings valuable experience in business, operations, and strategy to our team. We look forward to Kneeland’s contributions as we continue to drive growth in our core business and take advantage of new opportunities to engage players and bring value to our customers”. It is clear here that the CEO at Scientific Games has great expectations for the new director. He believes that Mr. Youngblood has what it takes to deliver, at the same time uphold the core values of the company.