The New Hampshire Lottery Commission announced today that Charles R. McIntyre has been selected to serve as the ninth executive director of the nation’s oldest lottery.
McIntyre, formerly the Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel for the Massachusetts State Lottery, possesses extensive experience in gaming best practices and gambling regulation as well as law enforcement. Before joining the Massachusetts Lottery in 2003, McIntyre was a senior prosecutor with the Norfolk District Attorney’s office, specializing in drug enforcement, organized crime, and gambling.
“We are confident that Charles McIntyre will be able to build upon the notable success of the New Hampshire Lottery,” Commission Chair Debra Douglas said today. “In Charles McIntyre we have found not only an expert in the lottery industry, but also a public servant who shares our commitment to support education.”
New Hampshire Lottery Commissioner Paul Holloway said McIntyre will be able to increase revenue by adapting successful strategies to the Granite State marketplace. McIntyre’s accomplishments in law enforcement combined with seven years at a New England lottery made him the ideal candidate, he added.
“Our retailers and loyal players are the big winners,” Holloway said. “We expect Mr. McIntyre to broaden our appeal while remaining true to our traditions. Perhaps most importantly, we believe we will be able to raise more revenue for public education.”
McIntyre, 42, received his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and his law degree from Suffolk University. A member of the International Masters of Gaming Law, McIntyre said he is eager to build upon the New Hampshire Lottery’s record of accomplishments.
“I’m honored to be joining the nation’s oldest lottery and an organization that has done so much for public education,” McIntyre said. “Together, we will be able to generate even more excitement for players while raising much-needed revenue for schools.”
McIntyre lives in Canton, MA, with his wife, Erin - a 1994 graduate of Dartmouth College - and two sons, ages 4 and 2. The family is looking forward to relocating to the Granite State. He is also a competitive triathlete, completing three Iron Man triathlons including the 1996 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.