Scientific Games’ Director Kneeland C. Youngblood Named Among 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy Magazine

Prestigious Listing Highlights Ongoing Commitment to Diversity

LAS VEGAS – Nov. 1, 2021Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announces Board of Director member Kneeland C. Youngblood has been named among the 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors by Savoy magazine. Inspired by his accomplishments, the leading business magazine reporting on African American success and achievement, recognized Youngblood in its Fall 2021 issue.

Joining the Scientific Games Board as a director in 2018, Youngblood has supported the Company through several initiatives including the Company’s recent Strategic Review which helped Scientific Games focus its vision to become the leading cross-platform global game company. In his role as Director, he serves as Chair of the Compliance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He also serves on the Company’s DEI Council which champions leadership commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and actively advocates for inclusive practices.

Youngblood is the founding partner and chairman of Pharos Capital Group, LLC, a private equity firm that invests in the healthcare and business services sectors. He also serves as a director of Mallinckrodt plc, a specialty pharmaceutical company, a director of TPG Pace Holdings Corp and a trustee of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System.

Previously, he served on the board of directors of Gap Inc., Burger King, Energy Future Holdings and Oncor Electric Delivery. Youngblood graduated from Princeton University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts and earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School in 1982.

“We share our heartfelt congratulations with Kneeland,” said Scientific Games President and CEO, Barry Cottle. “His ongoing contribution to the Board makes a big impact and is greatly appreciated. Kneeland has consistently demonstrated inspiring leadership as well as a steadfast commitment to excellence. This recognition is well deserved, and we are proud to have him as part of our team.”

The full 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors listing is available online as of Wednesday, October 27, 2021, exclusively at, where the fall issue is available for purchase. The magazine is also available nationwide via


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Light & Wonder, Inc. is the leading cross-platform global games company. Through our three unique, yet highly complementary businesses, we deliver unforgettable experiences by combining the exceptional talents of our 6,000+ member team, with a deep understanding of our customers and players. We create immersive content that forges lasting connections with players, wherever they choose to engage. At Light & Wonder, it’s all about the games. The Company is committed to the highest standards of integrity, from promoting player responsibility to implementing sustainable practices. To learn more, visit

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Date: 11/01/2021

Category: Corporate

Type: Release