Tennessee Lottery CEO named senior VP of international association

Rebecca Hargrove, president and CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., has been named senior vice president of the World Lottery Association.

Hargrove (pictured), who has served on the WLA Executive Committee since 2010, replaces Henry Chan, who is retiring as executive director of Hong Kong Lotteries, Ltd.

An international member-based association that advances the interests of state-authorized lotteries, the WLA includes organizations from more than 80 countries on six continents.

“It is always an honor to serve the industry in a leadership capacity, and I appreciate this recognition from my peers in the world-wide lottery community,” Hargrove said in a release. “From developing best practices to exploring needed innovations, this is another opportunity to advance the good causes lotteries fund.”

Hargrove recently served as president of the Multi-State Lottery Association and as chair of its executive committee. MUSL, a government-benefit, non-profit association, is owned and operated by 33 member lotteries and currently coordinates six multi-state games in the United States, including Powerball.