The Kentucky Lottery Corporation has named Tom Delacenserie as its new president and chief executive officer.

Delacenserie will leave his role as secretary of the Florida Lottery next week, where he has served since 2000. He first joined the lottery as a regional sales manager before being promoted to director of sales in 2005, and then lottery secretary in 2015.

During his time in Florida, he saw the lottery expand its retail network and distribution channels, achieving five consecutive years of record sales by the end of its 2015/16 financial year.

Delacenserie assumes the Kentucky Lottery chief executive role on June 5th. He takes on the role vacated by Arch Gleason, who passed away last year just weeks after announcing his retirement. Gleason had led the lottery for 23 years, holding the role since 1993.

The Kentucky Lottery considered a total of 660 candidates for the role, with Kentucky governor Matt Bevin taking the final decision on the appointment.

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