Score Media and Gaming Inc has named to its Board of Directors Angela Ruggiero, the sports business chief and four-time Olympian.
Ruggiero, CEO and co-founder of the technology-powered market analysis company Sports Innovation Lab, joins the Board with immediate effect and will help the Score as it seeks to broaden its sports media and gaming activities throughout North America.
Ruggiero was a member of the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team at four successive Winter Olympic Games, winning a gold medal in 1998. She became only the second American woman to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, and served as an International Olympic Committee member from 2010 to 2018.
As CEO of the Sports Innovation Lab, Ruggiero leads a team of analysts and strategists focused on identifying trends and analysing technology products and services that drive the future of sport, working through bold fan experiences with more than 70 customers worldwide to bring value to the end user.
John Levy, TheScore’s CEO and Founder, said: “Angela is a successful sports business leader who knows what it takes to win, as demonstrated by her incredible achievements on and off the ice. She is an industry pioneer who understands the power of sports fandom and is the perfect addition to our Board as we continue to grow and establish theScore’s leadership position in mobile sports media, gaming, and esports.”
Ruggiero added: “theScore is an innovative industry leader, pushing the boundaries in uniquely fusing media with gaming, and we share the same fan-first philosophy in our approach to sports business. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to support John and his team as they continue to build their footprint across these exciting and fast-growing industries.”
In recent weeks, the Score has made multiple headlines, continuing the multi-state expansion of its mobile sportsbook, the Score Bet (iOS and Android), which launched in both Colorado and Indiana just last month.
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