Mary Harville has been unveiled as the new president and chief executive of the Kentucky Lottery Corporation.
Appointed by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Harville will take on the role having served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the lottery over the past 16 years.
Harville becomes the first woman to lead the Kentucky Lottery and will replace Tom Delacenserie, who retired in March after three years at the helm.
“I’m honored and deeply grateful to Governor Beshear and our board for selecting me to serve as the next president and CEO of the Kentucky Lottery,” Harville said.
“I’m so proud to be part of the great team already in place, which is proven by our record-breaking fiscal year for both sales and return to our state.”
Prior to joining the Lottery, Harville spent 16 years at Louisville law firm Reed Weitkamp Schell and Vice. She also received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984.
Kentucky Lottery Board chairman Mark Sommer added: “Based upon her many years of senior leadership with the Kentucky Lottery, as board chair I can confidently assert that Mary’s selection as CEO is a wonderful step in keeping the Kentucky Lottery moving forward to new and bigger heights.”