The Wyoming Lottery Corporation (WLC) has honoured its outgoing Chairman, Gerry Marburger, who has decided to retire after eight years of service with the lottery.
Marburger was selected to join the Board of Directors from the inception of the lottery in 2013 when state Governor Matt Mead selected him as Chairman following the passing of the bill which legalised a state lottery.
Jon Clontz, WLC CEO, remarked: “Gerry has been an outstanding leader who brought incredible expertise to the board.
“We were very fortunate when Gov. Matt Mead appointed him as one of nine board members to lay the foundation and make history launching a lottery in Wyoming.”
Marburger was one of nine founding board members appointed by Gov. Mead. He is a retired certified public accountant who ran a successful accounting firm for decades and is a Wyoming native.
The outgoing Chairman was one of two of the original board members who were still serving on the Board. The other, Dave Bonner, was appointed from the inception of the lottery and still serves to this day.
“It has been an honour to serve with Gerry on the board since the beginning. His extensive accounting background and thoughtful manner provided guidance and insights that created a fiscally responsible and transparent company,” Bonner added.
Upon his retirement, Marburger said it was a tough decision but that ultimately it was the right choice while expressing his gratitude to have held the post as Chairman.
He said: “I will miss everyone. I trust that the current board and staff will continue to fulfil the mission of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation.
“Being appointed to the original lottery board was an exciting opportunity and resulted in a rewarding experience. We were empowered by the Wyoming Lottery Act but were provided no State funding.
“Governor Mead told our then board chairman, Brian Gamroth, that the lottery board had only one chance to do it right the first time so don’t ‘mess’ it up.”