Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has appointed Adam Prock to serve as executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery.

Prock has served as director of communications and government relations for the state lottery since August 2017 and brings over two decades of governmental relations experience to the role.

He replaces Robert Doty, who had served as executive director since April 2017.

“I am proud to appoint Adam Prock as the executive director of the Minnesota State Lottery,” said Governor Walz. “It was important for us to fill this position with someone who understands what it takes to provide both long-term vision and day-to-day management for this unique and integral institution.

“Over his career, Adam has demonstrated his ability to build key relationships, understand complicated regulations, and maintain the high standards of integrity, security, and transparency we’ve come to expect from our Lottery.”

Following his appointment, Prock commented: “I am honored to serve the Minnesota State Lottery and the people of Minnesota in this new capacity. I believe my experience with the lottery coupled with my skills in executive management and relationship-building will ensure we can keep making a positive impact on our state.”

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan added: “The Minnesota State Lottery generates critical funds for programs that protect Minnesota’s environment, and support public education, local government assistance, and public safety.

“Every county in Minnesota has received lottery dollars to help make important projects a reality. I am confident that Adam feels the same commitment to making our state a better place that the Governor and I do.”