Sunday, September 7, 2003
ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery Corporation (GLC) announced today that GLC President Rebecca Paul has accepted an offer from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation's Board of Directors to become that state's first lottery president. Ms. Paul has offered her resignation to the GLC's Board of Directors.
Georgia Lottery Corporation Board Chair Barbara Dooley thanked Ms. Paul for her decade of service and stated that the GLC will continue to build on its record of accomplishments. "The Georgia Lottery Corporation has a record of success that is unprecedented in the lottery industry. This is an organization that, in ten years, has increased sales at an average annual rate of over 13% with fiscal year 2003 marking the highest sales and largest transfer of profits in Georgia Lottery history," stated Ms. Dooley. Since inception in 1993, the GLC has transferred more than $6 billion to fund educational programs in Georgia.
"We would like to personally thank Rebecca Paul for her leadership and dedication. We wish her the best as she embarks on this new challenge", Ms. Dooley continued.
The GLC's Board of Directors will meet this morning to discuss the search for hiring a new president and name an interim president to maintain continuity during this period of transition. According to Board Chair Barbara Dooley, "Our Board will focus on finding the best candidate as soon as possible. Georgia is fortunate to have an experienced and accomplished senior lottery management team and exceptional employees that will build on the high standards of excellence that have always been the hallmark of the Georgia Lottery."
Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has returned over $6 billion to the state of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits go to pay for specific educational programs. These include Georgia’s HOPE scholarship program; a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds; and a wide range of technological and capital upgrades for the state’s schools, technical institutes, colleges, universities and public libraries.
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