Friday August 2,2013 : INTERNATIONAL GAME TECHNOLOGY APPOINTS NEW DIRECTORS
Brown and Weber appointed to gambling supply company's board
International Game Technology announced the appointment of two new directors to its board Friday, naming Eric Brown and Tracey Weber.
Brown is COO, CFO and executive vice president of Polycom Inc., and has held the position since 2012. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Electronics for Imaging and chairs its Audit Committee.
"With over 20 years of experience in software, gaming and technology, we welcome Eric as a financial veteran to our board," said Phil Satre, IGT's chairman. "Eric's exposure to international markets and his proven leadership allocating capital towards the creation of shareholder value will be a great asset."
Prior to his current position, Brown was CFO for several publicly-traded technology companies, including Electronic Arts Inc. from 2008 to 2012, McAfee Inc. from 2005 to 2008, and MicroStrategy Inc. from 2000 to 2004.
"I have always been fascinated by IGT's evolution as an ingenious entertainment content provider," said Brown. "I look forward to contributing my financial and operational expertise as we focus on IGT's expansion around the globe."
Brown graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and earned his Masters of Management Science degree from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Tracey Weber has a strong operational background and successful track record leading strategic digital initiatives for both large global companies and small entrepreneurial firms.
She served as CitiBank's managing director for North America Internet, Mobile and Global Product from 2010 to 2013, and was named the 2012 Mobile Banker of the Year. She also served as an executive vice president, Textbooks and Digital Education at Barnes and Noble Inc. in 2010, as well as president, COO, national adviser and other senior leadership roles at Travelocity.com from 2002 to 2010.
Weber graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University and earned her Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"It is a pleasure to welcome such an accomplished business leader to our Board," said Satre.
"Tracey's operational experience in the digital world will enrich our board, helping to guide the company's global convergence strategy and to position us for future growth."