Scientific Games Corporation has announced the appointment of Robert O’Connor as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Kevin SheehanO’Connor will be responsible for developing and executing the firm’s global government relations and public affairs.

Sheehan stated: “Rob brings nearly three decades of government service and advocacy experience at the global, federal, state and local levels. We look forward to capitalising on his leadership, as we continue to grow and prosper in current jurisdictions, as well as expand into newly regulated territories.”

O’Connor joins fresh from Goldman Sachs, where he served as Vice President, Executive Office, Government Affairs. At Goldman Sachs, he managed political, legislative and regulatory advocacy with the US Senate, US 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, he served as Majority Staff Director for the US 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.