David Berger of Scientific Games receives 2015 NASPL ‘Powers Award’ after nomination by Iowa Lottery for outstanding performance of a Lottery Vendor employee
Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that David Berger, General Manager for Iowa Lottery Systems and Services for Scientific Games, was a 2015 Powers Award recipient at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Professional Development Seminar held recently in Seattle, Washington. The annual NASPL Powers Awards are presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance. This is one of the highest honors that vendor employees can receive because the nominations come directly from the lotteries that vendors serve. Berger is a nine-year veteran of the lottery industry and was nominated for the award by the Iowa Lottery.
LAS VEGAS AND ATLANTA – August 10, 2015 - Scientific Games Corporation ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") today announced that David Berger, General Manager for Iowa Lottery Systems and Services for Scientific Games, was a 2015 Powers Award recipient at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Professional Development Seminar held recently in Seattle, Washington. The annual NASPL Powers Awards are presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance. This is one of the highest honors that vendor employees can receive because the nominations come directly from the lotteries that vendors serve. Berger is a nine-year veteran of the lottery industry and was nominated for the award by the Iowa Lottery.
Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Officer Terry Rich said, "Lottery support roles accomplish often unsung but vital work in our industry's operations. Dave Berger not only keeps his company's services to the Iowa Lottery running smoothly, but also serves as a national resource for lotteries on behalf of Scientific Games. Dave proactively evaluates ways to support and grow our business. His willingness to go the extra mile for our industry is noticed and truly appreciated."
Pat McHugh, Vice President of North American Lottery Systems for Scientific Games, said, "It is a great compliment to Dave and Scientific Games that the Iowa Lottery nominated Dave for the Powers Award and that he is being honored for one of our lottery customers for his drive, commitment, and integrity. We are proud of Dave's accomplishments managing services for one of our valued customers in our growing U.S. lottery systems business. The Iowa Lottery has consistently achieved record sales in recent years, and we are honored that they have recognized Dave's performance leading our Iowa team in support of their mission. He is one of the most knowledgeable lottery systems professionals in the industry with expertise in products, sales, operations, and project management."
Berger is a northwest Iowa native and a nine-year professional at Scientific Games, where he manages systems operations and field services in Iowa and is responsible for meeting the needs, expectations, and contractual requirements of the Iowa Lottery. Previously, Berger served in management roles at Gateway Computers and Philips Electronics (Netherlands). He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska and is also a licensed commercial pilot.
The Powers Awards are named in honor of the late Edward J. Powers, the "Father of all U.S. Lotteries," and according to NASPL, a name that is synonymous with success and defines the organizational blueprint for today's lotteries. Each year, lottery directors and members of lottery executive management teams have the opportunity to submit nominations for Powers Awards candidates who have made outstanding contributions to lottery organizations or to the lottery industry.
PHOTO: Dave Berger (left) of Scientific Games receives a 2015 NASPL Powers Award from Terry Rich of the Iowa Lottery. Photo courtesy of NASPL.
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Scientific Games Corporation is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets. The Company’s portfolio includes instant and draw-based lottery games; electronic gaming machines and game content; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and social, mobile and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit: www.scientificgames.com.
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