DOR: Announces new Wisconsin Lottery director

CONTACT: Stephanie Marquis, 608.266.2300

Today, Wisconsin Department of Revenue Secretary Richard G. Chandler announced the appointment of Pat Lashore as the Division of Lottery Administrator. Lashore has been with the Department for more than 24 years, and in her new role, she will oversee the division and serve as the Lottery Director. Lashore’s appointment will be effective January 10, 2016.

“Pat has extensive knowledge of the Lottery’s operations, our department, and state government,” said Secretary Richard Chandler. “She has spent her career serving Wisconsin citizens, and I know she will continue to be a strong leader in our agency.”

Lashore has been with Wisconsin State government since 1984. She began her career at the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services (now Department of Health Services) as a Budget/Management Analyst and Budget Team Leader for six years. In April 1990, Lashore moved to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue as the Budget Management Section Chief, where she developed and monitored the agency’s $135 million annual budget for nearly 10 years.
Lashore has also held the following roles in State government:

-Lottery Deputy Administrator at the Department of Revenue (DOR) where she managed the Wisconsin Lottery’s general operations with an annual budget of $70 million and 120 employees
-Agency Budget Director for the Enterprise Services Division at DOR where she directed the development and oversight of the department’s biennial and operating budget requests for a $300 million plus biennial budget
-Taxpayer Services Division Administrator at DOR where she oversaw the efficient processing of income tax returns, tax documents and payments, as well as 175 positions which included customer service staff
-Division of Technology Services Administrator at DOR where she was responsible for a $25 million budget, 140 employees, and providing a highly reliable information technology infrastructure
-Bureau of Business Services Director at the Department of Administration where she managed an annual budget of $150 million and developed forecasts for revenues and expenditures for each of the programs and services
-Enterprise Services Division Administrator at DOR where she managed human resources, financial operations, budget management, facilities, continuity of operations, records and forms management, and business services for the Department
-Executive Policy Initiatives Advisor at DOR where she directed projects including the agency’s strategic plan, performance measures, and the Lottery Division’s negotiations for its gaming and services contract