Penn National Gaming, Inc. announced the appointment of David Williams as executive vice president and chief financial officer effective March 3, subject to customary regulatory approvals.
Williams, who joins Penn National following more than 20 years as a finance executive at Apple Inc., succeeds William (B.J.) Fair, who announced his resignation in September. Williams will report directly to Penn National Chief Executive Officer Jay Snowden.
In his new role at Penn National, Williams will be responsible for all of the company’s financial and treasury functions, as well as helping to develop and support the company’s strategic growth initiatives, including its burgeoning iGaming and sports betting businesses.
Since 2012, Williams has served as CFO and controller of Apple Inc.’s Claris division (formally known as FileMaker). Claris is Apple’s B2B software subsidiary, which provides the leading platform for developing custom apps that are deployed on premise or in the cloud by businesses worldwide.