Score Media and Gaming Inc has appointed sports business leader and four-time Olympian, Angela Ruggiero, to its Board of Directors.

Ruggiero, CEO and Co-Founder of Sports Innovation Lab, a technology-powered market research firm, joins the Board with immediate effect and will support theScore as it continues to grow its sports media and gaming operations across North America.

Ruggiero medaled in four successive Winter Olympic Games as a member of the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team, winning a gold medal in 1998. In 2015, she became only the second American woman to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and from 2010 to 2018, she served as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

As CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, Ruggiero leads a team of analysts and strategists focused on identifying trends and evaluating technology products and services that drive the future of sport, working with more than 70 clients globally to deliver value to the end consumer through bold fan experiences.

John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore, said: “Angela is a successful sports business leader who knows what it takes to win, as demonstrated by her incredible achievements on and off the ice. She is an industry pioneer who understands the power of sports fandom and is the perfect addition to our Board as we continue to grow and establish theScore’s leadership position in mobile sports media, gaming, and esports.”

Ruggiero added: “theScore is an innovative industry leader, pushing the boundaries in uniquely fusing media with gaming, and we share the same fan-first philosophy in our approach to sports business. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to support John and his team as they continue to build their footprint across these exciting and fast-growing industries.”

theScore has made numerous headlines in recent weeks, only last month continuing the multi-state expansion of its mobile sportsbook, theScore Bet (iOS and Android), which launched in both Colorado and Indiana.