The gaming industry tech developer, Scientific Games, has named Shawn G. Williams as Chief Human Resources Officer with immediate effect.
The appointment will see Shawn G. Williams as Chief Human Resources Officer reporting directly to Scientific Games Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan. Williams’ appointment comes as Gary Melampy, the Company’s current CHRO, has announced his retirement.
In this role, Williams will be responsible for developing and executing Scientific Games’ global human resource (“HR”) strategy in support of the Company’s long-term business strategies. His specific focus areas will be talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, compensation, succession planning, and culture.
Scientific Games Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan said: “Shawn brings over two decades of experience and proven success driving performance and results in global organizations in the technology sector, with a focus on HR, operations, corporate strategy and business transformation. Our shared passion for entrepreneurship and organizational development will serve us well as we continue to grow our business, hire and develop the best people, and drive a high-performance culture.”
Williams joins Scientific Games after serving in a number of high-level executive roles, most recently as co-founder of Defi LLC, and before that, as chief administration officer for LeECO Holdings North America launching exclusive deals with AT&T, Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon.
Earlier, as Chief Administration Officer with Samsung Electronics America, Williams led business operations for the $38 billion electronics and telecommunications business.
Prior to this, during his 12-year career with Hewlett Packard, Williams held a number of key roles, ending his tenure as Chief Operations and People Officer for enterprise services.