LOTTERY COMMISSIONERS ELECT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

LOTTERY COMMISSIONERS ELECT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

DENVER,July 22, 2011-Dana Franzen, Certified Public Accountant, has been elected to his first term as chairman of the Colorado Lottery Commission, and Dick Reeve, attorney, has been elected vice-chair. Commissioners Franzen and Reeve will serve in these leadership positions until July 2012.

Franzen, who was appointed to the Commission in July 2008, is president and owner of Franzen, P.C. CPAs. He is a graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Franzen has been involved in numerous committees and sat on the board of the Penrose St. Francis Healthcare Foundation from 1989 to 2005.

Reeve, who was appointed to the Commission in June 2005, was vice-chair from 2006-2007 and has served as chair for the past four years. Reeve currently serves as general counsel and chief deputy district attorney for the Denver District Attorney’s Office. He is the legal advisor to the Rocky Mountain Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory and a graduate of Colorado College and the University of Southern California Law Center. Reeve also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law.

The Lottery Commissions mission is to ensure that all games marketed by the Colorado Lottery are: done with security and protection of the integrity of the games and organization of the Colorado Lottery; and to ensure that all Colorado Lottery games are representative of the values of the State of Colorado and its citizens. For more information on the Lottery Commission, visit www.coloradolottery.com/ABOUT/GOVERNANCE/COMMISSIONERS.

Proceeds from the Colorado Lottery’s games - Scratch, Lotto, Powerball, MatchPlay, Mega Millions and Cash 5 - stay in Colorado to improve the quality of life in the state. The Lottery has retuned more than $2 billion to the state since its creation in 1983, providing funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, wildlife protection and conservation education.

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Heather Black

PHONE303.759.6872 | CELL 303.945.9724

Heather.black@lottery.state.co.us

July 28, 2011
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