GENERAL SESSIONS

General Session with Linda Edgecombe
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

9:15 am – 10:15 am

Marriott Ballroom 5, Second Floor

Linda Edgecombe, CSP, Hall of Fame Speaker

Linda Edgecombe, CSP, is an award winning Celebrity Humorist Speaker, Trainer and Consultant and best-selling author. Her footprint is seen and experienced around the world. Her mission is to get people “Fired Up and Ready to Shift or Get Off the Pot!” Her non-BS approach is funny, refreshing, engaging and relevant. 

 

Her promise is to help her audiences create powerful shifts, become more accountable, and build on momentum. Change has never been this painless! 

 

Edgecombe energizes every room as she leads people to loosen up, lighten the load and laugh. Her audiences are motivated and show how they can shift their perspectives on life, work and themselves. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal as an expert in shifting perspectives. Currently, she gives advice to busy families and work teams. Her message is as welcomed as a deep belly laugh and as profound as an honest look in the mirror.

Lotteries Take on the Challenge of Corporate Responsibility

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Marriott Ballroom 5, Second Floor

 

While private sector companies have embraced their roles as responsible corporate members of their communities, many lotteries are just now digging into what it means to have policies and programs around Corporate Social Responsibility in our unique industry and operating models. Much broader than responsible gambling, CSR helps lotteries leverage their human and financial resources to deepen their commitment to supporting and improving their communities. Find out what lotteries and NASPL are doing to take on these initiatives.

Barry Pack, Executive Director, Oregon Lottery

Barry Pack has held a variety of positions in state and local government, as well as in nonprofit organizations and the private sector. From 1998 to 2003 he served as Chief of Staff for the Senate Democrats in the Oregon Legislature. Campaigns & Elections Magazine recognized Pack as a "Rising Star in Politics" in 2002. In 2003 he started his own public affairs and political consulting firm with longtime friend and civic leader, Cheryl Perrin. He has advised candidates for public office and elected officials including statewide offices in the Executive and Judicial branches, legislative, city and county offices and county judicial races. He has also provided government relations and public affairs consulting to nonprofit organizations, major corporations and developers.

From 2008 to 2012, Pack served as Deputy Secretary of State, providing policy advice to Oregon's second highest-ranking Constitutional officer, Secretary of State Kate Brown, while managing the day-to-day operations of the agency. In December 2012, Pack moved to the State’s Department of Administrative Services, holding a variety of leadership positions including Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the state. He currently serves as Director of the Oregon State Lottery, appointed as Acting Director in April of 2016 and permanent Director that November, overseeing a multibillion-dollar revenue generating organization providing hundreds of millions of dollars each year to support education, economic development, parks, fish and wildlife, and now outdoor schools and veteran’s services.

Pack was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved to Oregon in 1974, growing up in the small timber town of Boring. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. He was awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program in June 2010 from the Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Portland with his partner, Jamie, and their cat, Dodger.

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