PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Feb 19, 2015) - The Arizona Lottery is pleased to share the news of the appointment of Tony V. Bouie as the new executive director. Governor Doug A. Ducey announced the appointment on January 30, 2015.
"I'm thankful for the legacy Jeff Hatch-Miller left behind and appreciate the impressive sales results that were achieved under his leadership," said Tony V. Bouie. "I'm honored to have responsibility for ensuring the maximization of net revenue to support great causes in the beautiful state of Arizona."
Bouie has previous professional experience as the chief operating officer for Parkinson Wellness Recovery, the founding member and senior director of Solavei consumer services company, senior consultant with Blue Stone Strategy Group, defensive graduate assistant and assistant football coach for the University of Akron, Chairman and CEO for Halo Cups, Inc., manager of Roadway Express and commodity specialist for Avnet, among other roles.
In addition to being a former professional football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bouie worked as a precinct committeeman and an elected state council member. He has served on the National Football League Players Association Board of Directors; Arizona Alumni Board, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society National Board of Representatives; and Ridgeline Academy Charter School Board.
Bouie holds a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and a Master of Arts in language, reading and culture from the University of Arizona; a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Master of Sports Administration from the University of Akron, in Ohio.
About the Arizona Lottery
The Arizona Lottery operates entirely from the revenue it generates through the sale of its products; it doesn't receive any General Fund dollars from the State. Proceeds from sales of Lottery tickets -- nearly $3.4 million per week, fund a variety of state programs. Since July 1981, the Arizona Lottery has paid out more than $5.8 billion in prizes to players, more than $3 billion in net funding to the state and more than $686 million in commissions to retailers. Learn more at ArizonaLottery.com.