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Scrimshaw to retire as Atlantic Lottery chief


Atlantic Lottery president and chief executive Brent Scrimshaw has announced that he will retire after eight years in the post.

Scrimshaw joined Atlantic Lottery ⁠— which serves the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador ⁠— in 2006 after serving as chief marketing officer for the Canadian Football League. In November 2011, Scrimshaw was appointed chief executive.

Scrimshaw spearheader a revamp of Atlantic Lottery’s lottery program after making what the company described as “significant investments in technology.”

“Brent has always been firmly committed to operating Atlantic Lottery in a way that reflects the values and priorities of Atlantic Canadians,” Sean O’Connor, chair of Atlantic Lottery’s board of directors said. “Under his leadership, the organization is better positioned to compete in an ever-changing global market in a socially responsible way.”

“The success we have enjoyed is completely attributable to the skills of the 600 members of our team,” Scrimshaw said. “I will miss their spirit, their commitment to the company and to each other to get the job done. I am thankful to the Board of Directors for the opportunity to have led this team of immensely talented professionals throughout the region.”

The board of Atlantic Lottery will select Scrimshaw’s successor and has established a CEO Succession Committee. Scrimshaw will continue to serve as chief executive until a replacement is found.

“This is an incredibly busy time for Atlantic Lottery,” O’Connor said. “We are grateful that Brent will continue to guide the Corporation’s long-term strategy. We know he has accomplished a lot here, but there is more he still wants to achieve.”