Kneeland C. Youngblood has been named director of Las Vegas-based gaming machine and systems innovator, Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS).

According to the official press release (pdf)…

Youngblood assumed the role of director for the developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for the gaming, lottery and interactive gaming industries, on August 1, 2018.

The newly elected director will reportedly serve on the Board’s compliance committee as well as its compensation committee.

A wealth of experience:

Per the company’s press release, Youngblood is the chairman and founding partner of physician-founded private equity firm, Pharos Capital Group, LLC. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Dallas and Nashville, the firm invests in the business and healthcare services sectors.

Youngblood currently serves on the boards of Reel FX, a digital studio based in Dallas, Texas and Santa Monica, California. The digital studio develops and produces award-winning animated films, short form content and virtual reality experiences.

He also currently serves on the board of multinational cloud manager and data center infrastructure automation company, Egenera, and Employee Benefit Solutions.

Youngblood also serves as a director of special purpose acquisition company, TPG Pace Holdings Corp, and of specialty pharmaceutical company, Mallinckrodt plc. He also serves as a trustee of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Chief Executive Officer for Scientific Games, Barry Cottle, said…

“We are pleased that the Board elected Kneeland as a new director. He brings valuable experience in business, operations and strategy to our team. We look forward to Kneeland’s contributions as we continue to drive growth in our core business and take advantage of new opportunities to engage players and bring value to our customers.”

Youngblood graduated in 1978 from Princeton University with an A.B. in Politics/Science in Human Affairs and in 1982 earned a doctor of medicine from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School.

Scientific Games elects Kneeland C. Youngblood as Director