President and CEO of Kentucky Lottery, Tom Delacenserie confirmed in March this month that he will be leaving his job. In 2017 the role was taken over by Delacenserie, 71.
In a statement this week om Delacenserie said that his retirement from the role will take effect on 6 March.
Delacenserie took on the role in 2017, and span sales increased from about $1 billion to over $1.1 billion during that period.
Current Chief Operating Officer of Kentucky Lottery, Marty Gibbs will take the position on an interim basis until Gov. Andy Beshear appoints a permanent replacement.
Mark Sommer, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Lottery, replaced the Kentucky Lottery logo and increased rewards for scratch lottery games among the accomplishments of Delancenserie as CEO and President.
during a lottery board meeting last week Delacenserie said: “We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount in the last two and a half years. We strengthened our brand by creating a new lottery logo, improved product offerings by increasing payouts on our Scratch games, developed exciting new draw games, and enhanced our advertising support. And we upgraded product delivery systems, including vending machines with state-of-the-art touch screen technology.”
Under his leadership the lottery broke sales records each year. Funding for college scholarships and grant programmes also increased to $272.7 million last year from $247.7 million in 2017.