International Game Technology PLC announced that Keith Cash, the Company’s Vice President and General Manager of Global Instant Tickets will be inducted into the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2023. Cash will be honored later this year at an event hosted by the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI).
“Keith Cash is an experienced lottery executive whose critical leadership of IGT’s instant product operations have not only benefitted our company, but the entire lottery industry by broadening the competitive landscape. He is committed to the individual success of our many long-term customers and partners with them throughout all aspects of service from game design, to managing production, to delivery. Keith is a respected leader with a clear vision for contributing to the achievements within the industry, and we are very proud that he is being recognized as an inductee to this year’s Lottery Industry Hall of Fame,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.
“Being inducted into the Class of 2023 Lottery Industry Hall of Fame is an incredible honor, especially joining so many of my talented peers for this recognition. When I first began working in this industry more than 30 years ago, I never imagined the career trajectory that I was embarking upon. Throughout these years, I have had the great privilege to collaborate with so many colleagues around the globe to help drive the success of the lottery industry and contributions to good causes,” said Cash.
In his current role, Cash leads a team of more than 400 people supporting the core growth of IGT’s instant ticket products and services, while continuing to build its customer base with new instant ticket services contracts. He has played a pivotal role with several lottery startups, including most recently working with the Mississippi Lottery to flawlessly lead the implementation of IGT instant ticket products.
In addition to his daily responsibilities overseeing all instant ticket operations, Cash serves as the Executive Sponsor of WIN: Lakeland, IGT’s Women’s Inclusion Network diversity, equity, and inclusion group. He is also a mentor in the IGT Mentorship Program and serves on the IGT Responsible Gaming Advisory Group.
Cash first began his career in the lottery industry more than 30 years ago when he worked night shift on the manufacturing floor of Dittler Brothers, an instant ticket manufacturer. He then moved on to Scientific Games where he was hired in a similar role. Over his 22 years at Scientific Games, Cash advanced through the ranks of the company, including positions in production control, customer service, project management, account management, sales and eventually became Vice President of Operations.