The Virginia Lottery has a long legacy of visionary leadership which continues which continues with our current Executive Director, Kelly T. Gee, and the Virginia Lottery Board, consisting of Virginia Citizens and residents appointed by the Governor of the Commonwealth. Together they ensure that integrity innovation and fun are at the heart of every choice, every game, and every player experience relating to the Virginia Lottery.
Meet the Director
Kelly T. Gee / Executive Director, Virginia Lottery
In June 2022, Kelly T. Gee was appointed by Governor Glenn Youngkin to serve as Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery.
Ms. Gee has spent the last decade in public service, including eight years in the General Assembly, culminating in her role as Deputy Chief of Staff to the 55th Speaker of the House. When she joined the Lottery in 2018, Ms. Gee served on the Lottery’s leadership team as the Manager of Government Relations. She was responsible for managing the strategy and execution of legislative outreach efforts and played an active role in policy creation and implementation.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Government from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Tech University.
Meet the board
The Virginia Lottery Board consists of citizens and residents of the Commonwealth. Board members are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Governor. And like all Virginia Lottery enthusiasts, the board members strive to keep the Lottery at the top of its game!
Ferhan Hamid, Chairman - Ferhan Hamid of Vienna is the President & CEO of Hamid Capital Partners. Mr. Hamid was appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2016, reappointed by Governor McAuliffe, and reappointed by Governor Northam for a term ending in 2027.
Cynthia D. Lawrence, Vice Chairman- Cynthia D. Lawrence of Roanoke is a special projects consultant in education and workforce development for Carilion Clinic. Ms. Lawrence was appointed by Governor Kaine in 2006, reappointed by Governor Kaine in 2010, reappointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2015, and reappointed by Governor Northam for a term ending in 2025.
Vonda M. Collins, CPA- Vonda M. Collins, CPA of Henrico is the Director of Corporate Audit Department for Altria. Ms. Collins was appointed by Governor Northam for a term ending in 2024.
Jonathan Comer Jonathan Comer of Shenandoah is the Senior Vice-President of First Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Comer was appointed by Governor Youngkin for a term ending in 2028.
Orrin K. Gallop- Orrin K. Gallop of Hampton is the Assistant Chief and Commander of Investigative Services for the Hampton Police Division. Mr. Gallop was appointed by Governor Northam for a term ending in 2025.
Scott A. Price- Scott A. Price of Alexandria is Regional Policy Director for Dominion Energy. Mr. Price was appointed by Governor McAuliffe in 2016 and reappointed by Governor Northam for a term ending in 2026.
Adam L. Tolbert- Adam L. Tolbert of Saltville is the Senior Director of Administration for the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. Mr. Tolbert was appointed by Governor Youngkin for a term ending in 2024.
The Virginia Lottery Board's powers are set forth in statute at Virginia Code § 58.1-4007. Among other powers, the Board is authorized to adopt regulations governing the establishment and operation of a lottery, including: lottery ticket prices, numbers and sizes of prizes, prize payment, frequency of drawings, and licensing of and compensation for sales agents. The board also hears appeals on the denial, suspension or revocation of retailers' licenses.
The Virginia Lottery Board holds regular public meetings. The meeting schedule is subject to change, based on board members' schedules and business to be conducted. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. and are held at Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street, 12th floor, Richmond, VA
- Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - A recording of the meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/xrlcguGMrvA
- Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - A recording of the meeting can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/gs8kdtkeV4c
- Wednesday, July 12, 2023
- Wednesday, October 25, 2023