Gordon Medenica, former director of the New York Lottery and president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, has taken over as the new chief of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.

Medenica takes over as director of the lottery from Stephen Martino, who left the role to join law firm Duane Morris. The appointment was confirmed last week by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

“Gordon Medenica will bring a wealth of lottery and business experience to the agency,” said Governor Hogan. “I am confident that he will be committed to maintaining the integrity of the agency, as well as ensuring that the casino and gaming program continues to run efficiently and effectively.”

Medenica brings with him a wealth of experience operating lotteries under both public and private management.

Most recently, he was the transitional CEO of Northstar New Jersey Lottery Group, which won the contract to manage sales, marketing and related functions for the New Jersey Lottery.

He previously served as director of the New York Lottery from 2007 to 2012 and president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL).

 

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