Pollard Banknote Limited has appointed Shannon DeHaven as its new Vice President of Digital Engagement, effective April 5.
In her new role, DeHaven will provide leadership to the lottery partner’s Digital Engagement team and will support its clients in the implementation of programs and solutions to support their digital journeys and maximise the value of the digital sphere.
DeHaven said on her appointment: “I am excited to join the Pollard Banknote team as I embark on the next chapter of my career. In addition to becoming part of an organization that I have worked closely with for many years, I am looking forward to the opportunity to support lotteries around the world to foster entertaining and engaging digital experiences for their players.”
DeHaven’s appointment comes in the same week as Pollard Banknote announcing it had earned a spot on the 2021 Report on Business Women Lead Here list, an annual list that identifies Canadian companies at the forefront of gender diversity, as determined by female representation in executive roles.
Doug Pollard, co-CEO, Pollard Banknote, added: “Pollard Banknote has been an active partner in helping lotteries with their evolving digital strategy. Shannon’s passion and experience with one-to-one player engagement will provide a significant addition to our expertise, which we are confident will be valued by our lottery clients.”
DeHaven previously served as Deputy Director of Digital Operations for the Michigan Lottery for the past several years and has also held positions of increasing responsibility in the growing interactive business of the lottery.
She has been recognized as a leader in the industry and is the recipient of several industry awards. In 2021, she was selected by Gaming Intelligence as one of their top 50 gaming executives, and in 2019 was named as one of iGaming Business’s Most Influential Women in Gaming. She was also the recipient of the prestigious NASPL Powers Award in 2017, which recognises the significant contributions lottery employees have made through exceptional job performance.
Earlier this month, Pollard Banknote released its financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020, reporting record revenue, net income and adjusted EBITDA.