PointsBet Appoint Patrick D Sandusky As SVP Of Communications

Patrick D Sandusky, a veteran marketing and public relations executive, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Communications at PointsBet, effective May 3, 2021.

He will be based in the firm’s East Coast offices and will lead all external communications and media relations for PointsBet, reporting to PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken.

Forefront of sports and technology

Sandusky said of his appointment: “I am excited to join a growing company that is not only an industry leader in the sports betting space, but also at the forefront of sports and technology. The future of fan engagement will be built around sports wagering, and PointsBet – along with leading partners like NBC Sports – will change the dynamic on how sports fans interact with their favourite teams and leagues.  

“I look forward to utilizing the strong foundation in place and helping shape strategy and vision to find success in the burgeoning, competitive space that is US sports betting.”

Forefront of sports and technology

Sandusky joins the PointsBet team with two decades of experience as a frontline global media spokesperson in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He was most recently Senior Vice President, Public Relations at The Madison Square Garden Sports Company (MSG), where he was in charge of all MSG-owned teams and properties’ communications and digital media activities.

Sandusky spent ten years as Chief External Affairs and Communications Officer at the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), where he oversaw all external communications for the world’s most active National Olympic Committee.

Wide range of executive experience

Welcoming Sandusky, Aitken commented: “Having best-in-class people to harness the power of best-in-class technology is a mandate at PointsBet. As the US sports betting market continues to expand and mature, Patrick’s wide range of executive experience and tireless work ethic will be a huge boon for the PointsBet team. 

“We are excited to leverage his excellence in communications and public affairs, media, league and team partnerships, brand building, and the global sports landscape to capitalize on the opportunity at hand.”