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Steven M. Saferin

Director

Mr. Saferin has been a director since August 2018. Mr. Saferin founded Media Drop-In Productions (later named MDI Entertainment), a licensed lottery games and promotions business in 1986, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 2003, when he sold the company to Scientific Games Corporation. Following the sale, Mr. Saferin continued to lead MDI as a division president and also assumed the position of Chief Creative Officer for Scientific Games in 2009 until his retirement in 2016. Prior to founding MDI, Mr. Saferin was the Director of Program Acquisitions at ESPN from 1982 to 1986 and served as a vice president with both Viacom Communications and Warner Amex Cable from 1978 to 1982. Mr. Saferin was an attorney for the Federal Communications Commission and for Viacom International Inc. between 1974 and 1978. Mr. Saferin serves on the Dean’s advisory committees for the School of Communication at American University and for the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. He has a journalism degree from American University and was a sportswriter at the Washington Post. He holds a law degree from the University of Maryland. He has been recognized by the Lottery Hall of Fame for innovations in lottery advertising and the invention and implementation of licensed games in the lottery industry.