Governor Phil Scott Names New Executive Director of the Vermont Lottery

23 August 2017

Barre, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced Daniel “Danny” Rachek will become the next executive director of the Vermont Lottery.

“I thank the Vermont Lottery Commission for its diligence in identifying such a qualified leader for this role,” said Gov. Scott. “Danny’s extensive public service and financial experience provides a level of expertise and a professional commitment that will set the standard in the Lottery’s future efforts.”

Rachek, an Essex resident, begins his post November 13. He currently serves as head of the Vermont office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he’s worked for more than 22 years. For the past six years, his service included supervising 20 FBI employees assigned to Vermont.  

In addition to his experience leading in-depth financial investigations with the FBI, Rachek has been responsible for representing the Bureau at various community outreach events, press conferences and meetings with other regulatory agencies and corporations. He’s also led workshops for banks, credit unions, town managers, colleges and universities on a variety of financial topics.

“I thank the Lottery Commission and the Governor for this opportunity,” Rachek said. “I’m honored to join Governor Scott’s team and to maximize the Lottery’s contributions to Vermont’s economic future by supporting education funding.”

The Vermont Lottery has a mission to provide responsible gaming opportunities and fund Vermont’s K-12 public school system and will contribute more than $25 million to Vermont public education in Fiscal Year 2018.

“Danny’s combined experience with the FBI and as a certified public accountant uniquely qualifies him to lead the department,” added Gov. Scott. “He will set the highest possible standards and integrity for the mission of the Vermont Lottery.” 

Contact Information

Office of Governor Phil Scott
109 State Street, Pavilion
Montpelier, VT 05609
Phone: 802 828-3333 (TTY: 800 649-6825)
Fax: 802 828-3339

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