Major Peter J. O'Connell Lottery Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients


Created in 1993 to honor Major Peter J. O’Connell, first director of the Rhode Island Lottery, recipients of the award have distinguished themselves over a long period of time and have made important contributions in the lottery industry.

2016 Fall recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award and PGRI Lottery Industry Statesman Award
Please join us at PGRI Lottery Expo Miami on September 13 to honor the 2016 Fall recipients of the Major Peter J. O’Connell Lottery Industry Lifetime Achievement Award:
Tracey Cohen , Acting Director, DC Lottery 
Carole Hedinger, Executive Director, New Jersey Lottery 
Vernon Kirk, Executive Director, Delaware Lottery 



Following is a list of prior Award recipients (alphabetic sequence):

MEMBERSHIP LIST SPRING 2016

Major Peter J. O’Connell Lifetime Achievement Recipients:

George Andersen - Deceased - Former Director, Minnesota Lottery, US

Ralph Batch - Deceased - Former Director, NJ, IL & DE Lotteries, US

Ray Bates - Former National Lottery Director, Irish Lottery, IRELAND

Daniel Bower - Co-founder of Scientific Games, US

Margaret DeFrancisco - Executive Vice President Business Development, Pollard Banknote, US

David Gale - Executive Director of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, US

Margaret Gibbs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, US

Arch Gleason - President & CEO, Kentucky Lottery Corporation, US

Gary Grief - Executive Director of the Texas Lottery, US

Gardner Gurney, Executive Deputy Director of the New York State Gaming Commission and Director of the Division of the Lottery, US

Rebecca Paul Hargrove -- President & CEO, Tennessee Education Lottery, US

Clint Harris - Former Executive Director, Minnesota State Lottery, US

James Hosker - Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Lottery + GTECH Executive, US

James Kennedy - Chief Executive Lottery Group - EVP at Scientific Games , Scientific Games, US

Connie Laverty O'Connor - Sr. Vice President & Chief Customer Officer, IGT, US

Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery, US

Cluny Macpherson - Former President, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, CANADA

Garth Manness - Former President, Ontario Lottery Corporation, CANADA

John Musgrave - Executive Director, West Virginia Lottery, US

Reidar Nordby Jr. - Former President &CEO, Norsk Tipping, NORWAY

Major Peter J. O-Connell - Former Executive Director, RI Lottery, US

John Pittman - Vice President of Marketing, Intralot, US

Vic Poleschuk - Former President and CEO of British Columbia Lottery Corp, CANADA

Jimmy O'Brien, Former Vice President Marketing, Massachusetts Lottery, US

Edward Powers - Deceased - Director of First Modern US Lottery, New Hampshire, US

Peg Rose, Deputy Director, Rhode Island Lottery, US

Buddy Roogow, Deceased -Executive Director, DC Lottery, US

Jim Scroggins - Former Director of the Oklahoma Lottery, US

Tom Shaheen - Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer Linq3, US

Guy Simonis - Former President, British Columbia, CANADA

Dr. Edward Stanek - Former President & CEO, Iowa Lottery Authority, US

Charles Frost Strutt - Former Executive Director, MUSL, US

Bret Toyne - Executive Director/CFO, Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), US

Ed Trees - Regional VP Sales, Scientific Games; Former Director Pennsylvania Lottery, US

Wanda Young Wilson - Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, US

James Wimsatt - Former Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery Commission, US

Stephen Wynn - CEO, Wynn Resorts, Nevada, US 

Jerome Young - Deceased -Vice President, IGT, US

Mark Zamarripa - Former Director, Colorado Lottery, US

Greg Ziemak - Former Director, Connecticut and Kansas Lottery, US

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Rebecca Paul Hargrove -- President & CEO, Tennessee Education Lottery, US

Clint Harris - Former Executive Director, Minnesota State Lottery, US

James Hosker - Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Lottery + GTECH Executive, US

James Kennedy - Chief Executive Lottery Group - EVP at Scientific Games , Scientific Games, US

Connie Laverty O'Connor - Sr. Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, GTECH, US

Larry Loss, Executive Vice President, Iowa Lottery, US

Cluny Macpherson - Former President, Atlantic Lottery Corporation, CANADA

Garth Manness - Former President, Ontario Lottery Corporation, CANADA

John Musgrave - Executive Director, West Virginia Lottery, US

Reidar Nordby Jr. - Former President &CEO, Norsk Tipping, NORWAY

Major Peter J. O-Connell - Former Executive Director, RI Lottery, US

John Pittman - Vice President of Marketing, Intralot, US

Vic Poleschuk - Former President and CEO of British Columbia Lottery Corp, CANADA

Jimmy O'Brien, Former Vice President Marketing, Massachusetts Lottery, US

Edward Powers - Deceased - Director of First Modern US Lottery, New Hampshire, US

Peg Rose, Deputy Director, Rhode Island Lottery, US

Buddy Roogow, Deceased -Executive Director, DC Lottery, US

Jim Scroggins - Former Director of the Oklahoma Lottery, US

Tom Shaheen - Executive Vice President & Chief Policy Officer Linq3, US

Guy Simonis - Former President, British Columbia, CANADA

Dr. Edward Stanek - Former President & CEO, Iowa Lottery Authority, US

Charles Frost Strutt - Former Executive Director, MUSL, US

Bret Toyne - Executive Director/CFO, Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), US

Ed Trees - Regional VP Sales, Scientific Games; Former Director Pennsylvania Lottery, US

Wanda Young Wilson - Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, US

James Wimsatt - Former Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery Commission, US

Stephen Wynn - CEO, Wynn Resorts, Nevada, US 

Jerome Young - Deceased -Vice President, IGT, US

Mark Zamarripa - Former Director, Colorado Lottery, US

Greg Ziemak - Former Director, Connecticut and Kansas Lottery, US