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Refreshingly candid: Ga. Lottery chief discusses future game plans
Georgia Lottery chief Margaret DeFrancisco tries to stay ahead of the pack. In the lottery's sprawling downtown offices, DeFrancisco wheels around on a kid's scooter with a bell on the handlebars so she can avoid close calls with the walking crowd. And with the pressure mounting as demand for lottery revenue for HOPE scholarships and pre-k outstrips its growth, she's searching for new sources of money. Down the road, DeFrancisco said, don't be surprised if interactive lottery games appear ...
Jul 20, 2010, 9:19 am - Lottery News forum

New Maryland Lottery Director appointed
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Friday announced the appointment of Stephen L. Martino as director of the Maryland State Lottery Agency. The Lottery's director is appointed by the Governor with Senate advice and consent. I am proud to appoint Mr. Martino to head the Maryland Lottery, said Governor O'Malley. Mr. Martino brings a wealth of expertise in the racing and gaming industry, as well as legal knowledge and experience. I am confident that Mr. Martino will oversee the operations of the ...
Apr 26, 2010, 7:55 am - Lottery News forum

Oregon Lottery employee promoted to interim director
Larry Niswender was promoted Tuesday to interim director of the Oregon Lottery. Niswender was named by Gov. Ted Kulongoski to succeed Dale Penn. Penn was named by Kulongoski to a Marion County circuit judgeship. Niswender has been at the Oregon Lottery since September 2005, when he became assistant director for support services and deputy director under Penn. His commitment to serving taxpayers and his leadership experiences in both the legislative and executive branches of government ...
Mar 3, 2010, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery names new director
The Missouri Lottery Commission named May Scheve Reardon of St. Louis as the executive director of the Missouri Lottery during a commission meeting held today in Jefferson City. Her appointment takes effect immediately. Reardon will be the Lottery's fifth executive director since Lottery sales began in January 1986. Reardon, the first woman to hold the position, brings extensive leadership experience in the financial, nonprofit and government sectors, including 12 years as a state represen ...
Dec 10, 2009, 10:30 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland Lottery interim director named
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's office has named Gina Smith as the Maryland State Lottery's Interim Director after the departure of Director Buddy Roogow on November 30th. Roogow, who served as Maryland Lottery Director for 13 years, announced his resignation in early November after accepting the position of Director of the Washington, D.C. Lottery. Ms. Smith, who has 20 years of State service, has been with the Maryland Lottery for nine years as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to her L ...
Dec 9, 2009, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Longtime Director of N.H. Lottery to retire
Will oversee addition of Mega Millions game before moving on The longtime head of the New Hampshire state lottery is retiring after more than three decades with the agency. Executive Director Rick Wisler, 52, denied he is being forced out but said he has decided to pursue a second career after 34 years in state government. Wisler has run the lottery since 1994. He began working part time at the agency right out of high school. We have accomplished a great deal. It's a good time f ...
Nov 11, 2009, 4:09 pm - Lottery News forum

Missouri Lottery director resigns amid rift with state commission
The director of the Missouri Lottery is on his way out. Executive Director Larry Jansen said Monday that he was resigning in response to the Lottery Commission's interest in changing the agency's direction. Lottery sales fell nearly 3 percent last fiscal year after peaking at almost $1 billion in 2008. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration has cited a continued decline in Lottery sales as a reason for cuts to Missouri's online school and some other educational programs that depend on its proceed ...
Nov 9, 2009, 10:52 pm - Lottery News forum

Maryland Lottery director hired by D.C. Lottery
Roogow has been Md. director for 12 years WBAL Radio has learned that Buddy Roogow is leaving the Maryland Lottery. He has accepted the post of Executive Director of the D.C. Lottery and Charitable Games. David Umanski in the office of the CFO for the D.C. Lottery tells WBAL Radio that after a nationwide search, Roogow was the superior candidate for the post. Roogow will remain as Director of the Maryland Lottery through the end of November and begin his new job in D.C. in early Decembe ...
Oct 27, 2009, 9:20 pm - Lottery News forum

Fired lottery chief files $9M lawsuit
Wrongful dismissal suit calls the decision to fire former CEO McDougald 'severe and unjustified' The fired chief executive of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is seeking $9 million from taxpayers in a wrongful dismissal suit for her lost $400,000-a-year job, sources say. Kelly McDougald, dumped last week over widespread expense account irregularities by staff at the Crown agency including one employee's $30 car wash without an official receipt has filed a notice in a case that, c ...
Sep 12, 2009, 7:28 am - Lottery News forum

New Ohio Lottery director appointed
A corporate lawyer from Shaker Heights who was the first woman to head the Ohio State Bar Association will be taking the reins of the Ohio Lottery Commission. Kathleen Burke, 60, a partner at Jones Day, was tapped by Gov. Ted Strickland today as the lottery's new executive director. She comes on board at a critical juncture for the state lottery system, which is trying to get as many as 17,500 slot machines at seven Ohio horsetracks up and running. The state budget over the next two years ...
Aug 10, 2009, 6:26 pm - Lottery News forum