Rebecca Paul Hargrove elected WLA President

Rebecca Paul Hargrove elected WLA President

At the 13th General Meeting of the World Lottery Association (WLA), held this past Wednesday November 21 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Rebecca Paul Hargrove, President and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, was unanimously elected President of the WLA. She succeeds outgoing WLA President Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, Director General of Switzerland’s Société de la Loterie de la Suisse Romande.

The election of the first woman to the position of president of the WLA was a landmark occasion both for the Association and the global lottery community. Ms. Hargrove is a 33-year lottery industry veteran and has served as the Chief Executive of four U.S. lotteries: Illinois Lottery, Florida Lottery, Georgia Lottery and, since September 2003, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation. Her resume includes a long list of lottery industry, business, and civic accomplishments and honors. In particular, she has served as Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association (September 2012¬-November 2018), and is a Past President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), and of AILE (International Association of State Lotteries). She remains one of the most respected, experienced, and admired leaders in the lottery industry.

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