IGT’s Wendy Montgomery, the company’s Senior Vice President of Global Brand, Marketing and Communications, will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2021. Montgomery will be honoured on October 27th in Nashville, Tennessee, at an in-person event hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) in conjunction with its Lottery Expo.
“Wendy Montgomery is a seasoned lottery executive who uses her expertise to advocate for solutions that drive our customers’ growth,” said Marco Sala, IGT CEO. “She has driven IGT’s leadership as a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility. Her colleagues at IGT applaud her induction into to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame.”
“I am incredibly honoured to be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame among so many of my talented peers,” said Montgomery.”Having worked on both the operator and supplier side, I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with lottery colleagues across the globe to achieve the common goal of modernizing products and solutions that meet the demands of our ever-evolving lottery industry and its players.”
The Lottery Industry Hall of Fame was founded by PGRI in 2005 as a means of honouring those who have done the most to make the lottery industry the great success that it is today. Membership is reserved for lottery professionals who have promoted excellence and integrity throughout their careers. Each year, former inductees nominate and vote on the final recipients.
In her current role, Montgomery is responsible for leading the Global Gaming, Global Lottery and Digital & Betting marketing teams, trade shows, external communications, corporate social responsibility, and overseeing IGT’s corporate brand strategy and creative services. Under her leadership, IGT has made substantial contributions to industry-best standards and paved the way for significant new channel sales development within lottery.
Montgomery chairs IGT’s Executive Sustainability Committee and the Diversity and Inclusion Executive Council, and also serves as Co-Executive Chair of IGT’s Women’s Inclusion Network. Additionally, she has played an integral role in PGRI’s Women in Lottery Leadership initiative, a premier global program to advance women into senior leadership positions.
When she joined IGT in 2018, Montgomery was Senior Vice President of Global Lottery Marketing and was responsible for leading the lottery marketing strategy including, product development and innovation and customer advocacy. Prior to IGT, Montgomery spent 13 years at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation where in her last role as Senior Vice President, Lottery she led Lottery marketing, sales, operations, policy and planning, and the iGaming business.
Montgomery is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. She holds a diploma in Marketing Management from the Institute of Marketing Management in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as a Higher National Diploma in Business studies from Greenwich University in London. She lives in Providence, R.I. with her husband and son.