N.M. Lottery announces CEO finalists
The New Mexico Lottery has announced four finalists for the chief executive officer's position, which became vacant in November the lottery's board of directors fired former CEO Tom Romero without explanation.
Romero, who had been with the lottery since its inception in 1996, had an annual salary of $165,000.
The seven-member, governor-appointed board will interview the finalists on Friday, said lottery spokeswoman Linda Hamlin.
The finalists include the lottery's interim CEO, David M. ...
Feb 12, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery unveils logo
Meet YoLo the Jackalope, the face of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
It beat out the bucking horse and other state icons to star as the centerpiece of the lottery logo.
Warehouse Twenty One, a Cheyenne-based marketing firm, designed YoLo and the insignia. The fictitious critter received its name because it is jumping over those four letters in the logo.
The lottery held an open house Thursday at its offices in Cheyenne to unveil the new insignia, inviting guests to familiarize themselv ...
Jan 31, 2014, 9:24 am - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery targets June for first ticket sales
But could be as late as October
The leader of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation says he is confident lottery tickets will go on sale in the state in June.
Jon Clontz, chief executive officer of the lottery corporation, told members of the Cheyenne Greater Chamber of Commerce on Friday that the timeline for selling tickets starts as early as June, but could be as late as October.
While Clontz predicted a June launch, he said the timeline depends on how much time is spent on contract negoti ...
Jan 15, 2014, 7:50 am - Lottery News forum
New Mexico Lottery suddenly terminates CEO
Board provides no explanation for action
The New Mexico Lottery's board of directors has voted to terminate the contract of chief executive officer Tom Romero, effective immediately.
Romero had been the lottery's executive vice president of security since its inception in 1996 and CEO since November 2006.
The seven-member, governor-appointed Lottery Authority Board voted unanimously to terminate Romero's contract Wednesday.
No reason was immediately given for the move and board membe ...
Nov 13, 2013, 11:23 pm - Lottery News forum
Pa. Lottery director to depart
The executive director of the Pennsylvania Lottery is leaving for a private-sector position with a subcontractor of the company the state contracts for lottery services.
Todd Rucci, appointed executive director in September 2011, will stay until Nov. 22. Then he'll take a government and communication relations job with PAP Technologies, a Lancaster-based firm specializing in lottery ticket printing for games such as Powerball and Mega Millions.
The company is a subcontractor of Scientific ...
Nov 9, 2013, 6:34 pm - Lottery News forum
Texas Lottery chief named NASPL president
Gary Grief will serve one-year term with North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries
The North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) has elected Gary Grief as president of the organization at the 2013 NASPL Annual Conference and Trade Show in Providence, Rhode Island. Grief is the executive director of the Texas Lottery Commission.
I am pleased to have Gary Grief serve as the new NASPL president, said David Gale, executive director of NASPL. His e ...
Oct 10, 2013, 3:45 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming Lottery hires Oregon Lottery official as CEO
Start of games might be delayed up to 1 year
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of an Oregon man to serve as its first chief executive officer.
Jon Clontz, 49, will start Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year, said Brian Scott Gamroth, chairman of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation board.
Clontz served as deputy director with the Oregon Lottery for the past two years.
His leadership qualities, strong communication skills, and a proven track record ...
Sep 24, 2013, 10:55 am - Lottery News forum
Colorado Lottery chief to leave at year's end
Colorado Lottery Director Abel Tapia will retire at the end of the year.
The Puebloan and former state representative and senator, was appointed lottery chief in July 2010.
Tapia said Thursday he has been weighing retirement for a year and had planned to lead the lottery for three to four years.
It turns out it's about 3 years and in the lottery, (that's) a lifetime, Tapia said. Directors usually have an 18-month average on the job because it's high-profile and high-demand, so I'm very ...
Jul 26, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
California Lottery director resigns
The turnover at the top of the California Lottery continues with Robert O'Neil deciding to step down at the end of the day Monday after 18 months as director.
The lottery will be headed on an interim basis by Chief Deputy Director Paula LaBrie until Gov. Jerry Brown makes a new appointment, according to Alex Traverso, a spokesman for the lottery.
Brown removed Joan Borucki as lottery director shortly after his election in 2010, and the post was filled on an interim basis by Linh Nguyen unt ...
Jul 15, 2013, 5:12 pm - Lottery News forum
Wyoming lottery board sets January 2014 as target start date
The nine-member Wyoming Lottery Board, meeting on Monday for the first time, set its sights on a January 2014 launch date for its games of chance.
But six months leaves the group little time. Members began quick work on its corporate structure and the framework for equipping retail stores for a lottery in less than six months.
We will launch when we know we have the right product for Wyoming, said Brian Scott, board chairman and a radio host in Casper. For some states, it has been four, s ...
Jul 9, 2013, 7:33 am - Lottery News forum