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As Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of International Game Technology (IGT) since April 2009, Patti S. Hart leads one of the most innovative and profitable gaming companies in the world. With a market capitalization over $5 billion, nearly 5,000 employees and offices on six continents, IGT is a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of gaming machines and systems products, as well as online and mobile gaming solutions for regulated markets. Ms. Hart has served on IGT’s board of directors since June 2006.
Prior to joining IGT, she was the Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Systems Inc. from 2004 to 2005, and of Excite@Home Inc. from 2001 to 2002. Ms. Hart was previously Chairman and CEO of Telocity, Inc. and held various executive positions at the Sprint Corporation from 1986 to 1999, including President and COO of Sprint’s Long Distance Division where she graced the inaugural Fortune list of “Most Powerful Women” in 1998.
Outside the walls of IGT, Ms. Hart boasts an impressive community involvement resume. Hart currently serves on the Board of Visitors at the Public Policy School at Duke University. Her past service includes the Illinois Task Force for Literacy, the Southern Methodist University Meadows Art School Board and the Steppenwolf Theatre Board in Chicago. The latter boards reflect her love for the arts and her dedication to furthering their missions.
In addition to her community involvement, Ms. Hart currently serves on the Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc. and the American Gaming Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics from Illinois State University.
An Illinois native, Ms. Hart currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.
Former board affiliations include:
· Korn/Ferry International, Inc. (2000-2009)
· LIN TV Corp. (2006-2009)
· Spansion Inc. (2005-2008)
· EarthLink, Inc. (1998-1999)
· Excite@Home, Inc. (2001-2002)
· Mariner Networks (2000-2002)
· Pinnacle Systems, Inc. (2004-2005)
· Plantronics, Inc. (2000-2005)
· Telocity, Inc. (1999-2001)
· Vantive Corporation (1998-2000)
· Pharmaceutical Product Development (1994-1997)