Scientific Games’ VP of Responsible Gaming appointed to the NCPG’s Board

Scientific Games announced Wednesday that the company’s Vice President of Responsible Gaming, Carla Schaefer, has been appointed to the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Board of Directors.

She is currently the leader of the company’s global responsible gaming efforts, including the Healthy Play program, which provides tools to help lotteries educate their players “about the healthy enjoyment of lottery games.”

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

Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, stated: “The NCPG is thrilled that Carla Schaefer has joined our Board of Directors. 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’s lottery industry career began with a state lottery. She joined the lottery industry’s private sector in 1994 and brings experience working with government lotteries around the world to responsibly increase funding to good causes, as well as international business development.

Schaefer has received several recognitions, including 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 was also elected to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame and Scientific Games Presidents Club, and is the author of multiple lottery patents.

Scientific Games Chief Legal Officer Dena Rosenzweig added: “We congratulate Carla on her appointment to the NCPG Board of Directors. 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.”

Scientific Games explains the company is actively involved in the NCPG, supporting the non-profit organization’s mission “to lead state and national stakeholders in the development of comprehensive policies and programs for all those affected by problem gambling.”