Scientific Games’ Schaefer named to National Council on Problem Gambling’s board of directors

November 9, 2022 11:10 AM
  • Rege Behe, CDC Gaming Reports
November 9, 2022 11:10 AM

Scientific Games Wednesday announced that Carla Schaefer, its vice president of responsible gaming, has been appointed to the National Council on Problem Gambling’s board of directors. Shaefer, who has 36 years of experience in the lottery industry, leads Scientific Games initiatives, including its Healthy Play program.

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“The NCPG is thrilled that Carla Schaefer has joined our board of directors,” said NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte in a statement. “She brings a wealth of knowledge about the lottery industry and corporate and social responsibility to our organization for the benefit of all stakeholders.”

Schaefer was appointed to an open organization member seat on the 15-member NCPG Board of Directors that helps guide policies and implement strategies to achieve organizational goals. She is the only lottery industry executive currently serving on the board.

Schaefer joined the lottery industry’s private sector in 1994 and has worked with government lotteries around the world to responsibly increase funding to good causes, as well as international business development. Schaefer has received the Powers Award from the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Distinguished Lottery Professional Award from the Public Gaming Research Institute. She is a member of the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and Scientific Games Presidents Club, and is the author of multiple lottery patents.

“We congratulate Carla on her appointment to the NCPG Board of Directors,” said Scientific Games Chief Legal Officer Dena Rosenzweig. “Carla is a respected lottery professional with a passion to make a difference in responsible gaming. Scientific Games, our employees, lottery customers, and now NCPG are fortunate to have her on our teams.”