ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Lottery has named a new president.
The Georgia Lottery Corp. board of directors on Thursday announced that Debbie Dlugolenski Alford will be the new president and CEO of the Georgia Lottery.
Alford is currently the chief financial officer and director of the Office of Planning and Budget for the state of Georgia. She served three years on the Georgia Lottery board of directors.
She replaces Margaret DeFrancisco, who announced plans to retire in August.
Board member Frances Rogers resigned during the hiring process, saying she felt the board was being pressured to hire the governor's budget director to run the lottery, one of the nation's most successful. Rogers said she didn't object to Alford, but felt the governor's influence diminished the board's independence.
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