Vermont Governor Names New Head of Vermont Lottery

VERMONT - Vermont has a new Executive Director of the Vermont Lottery.

Governor Phil Scott made the announcement Wednesday.  Daniel "Danny" Rachek will take over November 13.

"I thank the Vermont Lottery Commission for its diligence in identifying such a qualified leader for this role," Gov. Scott said in a statement.

"Danny's extensive public service and financial experience provides a level of expertise and a professional commitment that will set the standard in the Lottery's future efforts," Scott continued.

Rachek is currently serving as the head of the Vermont office of the FBI, where he's worked for more than 22 years. For the past six years, his service included supervising 20 FBI employees assigned to Vermont. He's also led workshops for banks, credit unions, town managers, colleges and universities on a variety of financial topics, according to a release from the Governor's Office.

"I thank the Lottery Commission and the Governor for this opportunity," Rachek said.  "I'm honored to join Governor Scott's team and to maximize the Lottery's contributions to Vermont's economic future by support education funding."

The Vermont Lottery has a mission to provide responsible gaming opportunities and fund Vermont's K-12 public school system and will contribute more than $25 million to Vermont public education in Fiscal Year 2018.


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