President Joe Biden has appointed IGT’s Joe Asher to chair the Board of Trustees for the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Asher, who is president of sports betting for IGT PlaySports, is a native of Delaware, Biden’s longtime home. He graduated from the University of Delaware and the Delaware Law School of Widener University.
The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum for tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue to inform actionable policy ideas.
Members of the Board of Trustees are appointed to six-year terms by the U.S. president. Trustees serve on various committees with functions including executive, audit, finance and investment policy, development and fellowship, as well as strategic planning and programming.
Prior to IGT, Asher was the CEO of William Hill U.S. from its founding in 2012 until its sale to Caesars Entertainment in 2021. His work in the sports betting industry began when he founded Brandywine Bookmaking in 2007, a company he sold to William Hill in 2012. Previously, he was an attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.