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IGT’s Champions of Sustainability

We applaud these individuals for their dedication and the positive impact they are having on IGT and our global communities.

The IGT Sustainability Awards program is an employee recognition initiative that celebrates individuals who demonstrate leadership and embody IGT’s global sustainability pillars.

David DeAngelis

Senior Director, Technology Training and Support Services


David oversees IGT’s lottery and gaming customer training and support teams. Over the past several years, David and his team converted in-person trainings into e-learning platforms and piloted virtual retailer trainings with the United States lottery operations teams in Indiana and New Jersey. He continues to advance IGT’s remote training capabilities that are effectively decreasing the Company’s environmental impact.

Ani Patenaude

Contracts Administrator

Ani serves as the membership committee lead for the Women’s Inclusion Network (WIN) with IGT: Las Vegas diversity, equity and inclusion group. She also serves as the events chair for the Las Vegas Leadership Council and is a dedicated volunteer at the Paladin Rescue Alliance, an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking in Southeast Asia.

Mariangela Acito & Emanuela Emili

Italy Data Privacy Team

Mariangela Acito and Emanuela Emili are members of the Italy Data Privacy team and created the #MoveSmartMoveGreen program. With the Rome office conveniently located near public transportation, IGT now provides a stipend for employees that decide to travel by bus or train. For employees that take a bicycle to work, they implemented parking spaces, as well as bicycle racks and employee changing rooms with showers.

Ailsa McKnight

Senior Director, iLottery Marketing

In lieu of giveaway items at trade shows, Ailsa spearheaded an effort to donate trees, helping to support communities all over the world. Ailsa and her team connected with Treedom, an organization that has planted more than three million trees in Africa, Italy and South America. All trees are planted directly by local farmers and bring environmental, social and financial benefits to their communities. Ailsa and her team purchased 1,900 trees for the “IGT Forest” and gifted them to guests at international expos and gaming events.

Michael Carpenter

Senior Director, Call Center

In his role as leader of the National Response Center (NRC), Michael oversees all frontline support for IGT’s lottery and gaming customers in the United States. Three years ago, Michael and his team implemented a Genesys cloud infrastructure, effectively implementing a more sustainable alternative. With this new technology, IGT has seen an increase in agent productivity and a decrease in service handling time. In addition, Michael and his team have reduced the need for physical call center locations and minimized IGT’s environmental footprint.