Rebecca Paul Hargrove has served in leadership roles in the lottery industry for more than 30 years,
including as Chief Executive of the Illinois, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee lotteries. In three of those four states she led the start-up and remains one of the most respected, experienced leaders
in the field.
Following a successful statewide referendum to create the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, the founding Board of Directors recruited Rebecca in 2003 to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, the Lottery launched three weeks ahead of schedule, netting an additional $30 million for education than was anticipated. Since then, the Tennessee Lottery has seen sales growth every year, thought to be a U.S. record.
Rebecca’s resume includes a long list of lottery industry, business and civic accomplishments, honors and awards. She is the current Senior Vice President of the World Lottery Association; has served as President and/or Chair of all offices of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and the Multi-State Lottery Association; as President of Powerball; and President of the international industry organization A.I.L.E. (one of the predecessors of the WLA). She was one of the first inductees to the Lottery Industry Hall of Fame; was named the Georgian of the Year by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters; and was named one of The Tennessean newspaper’s Tennesseans of the Year. Throughout her career, Rebecca has served on a variety of boards and continues to support many causes.
Ms. Hargrove holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Education from Butler University and is a native of Indiana who now calls Tennessee home.