CONCORD, NH – The members of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission have elected Commissioner Debra Douglas of Concord to become their next chairman. Douglas will succeed outgoing Chairman Richard Campbell on May 1st, 2010.
“I’m very humbled that my fellow commissioners feel I’m up to the task,” said Douglas. “This is a particularly challenging time for the Lottery, as we attempt to modernize our products and our operations. The next several months will be critical to our future success.”
Douglas has served on the NH Lottery Commission since February 2009, appointed by Governor Lynch. Her election as chair means she will be NH’s representative on the Tri-State Lottery Commission. This marks the first time a New Hampshire has had a female representative on the commission with Vermont and Maine.
Douglas has had a long track record in public, private, and non-profit arenas. Originally from Paris, Tennessee, Douglas has held leadership positions in such varied organizations as Tri-State Sand Company, Keeler Commercial Real Estate, Ferrofluidics Corporation, and First Dominion Capital Corporation.
“The gaming landscape in New England continues to change. Each of these changes impacts New Hampshire Lottery sales. I look forward to working with our capable staff to design a lottery portfolio that meets the demand of players today and players in the future.”
Douglas’s previous government service includes five years on the Board of Trustees of the NH Retirement System, a stint as Special Assistant to Governor Judd Gregg, and a delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business. Among the community and charitable organizations she’s lent her time to include the NH Highland Games, Chester College, the NH High Tech Council, the Odyssey House Foundation, the Miss NH Pageant and the American Heart Association.
About the NH Lottery:
Since 1964, the New Hampshire Lottery has had a significant financial impact on the state. For the past 46 years, the New Hampshire Lottery has recorded $4 billion in lottery sales and other earnings. The New Hampshire Lottery Commission, located at 14 Integra Drive in Concord, currently manages all lottery operations in the state, including Instant games, New Hampshire POWERBALL®, New Hampshire Mega Millions® with Megaplier®, Tri-State Megabucks?, Tri-State Weekly Grand®, Hot Lotto Sizzler?, and Tri-State Pick3/Pick4 Daily Numbers® games.