In January, 2004, Margaret DeFrancisco became the
second President/CEO in the Georgia Lottery
Corporation's history. She joined the GLC after serving as Director of the
New York State Lottery. During her
tenure in New York, the lottery led the nation in sales and profits, making it
the largest lottery in North America.
Prior to joining the lottery industry, DeFrancisco was
appointed Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of
Motor Vehicles by Governor George E. Pataki. In 1993, DeFrancisco was elected
Monroe County (N.Y.) Clerk. Before entering government service, Margaret spent
nearly twelve years as owner of a commercial printing company located in
Rochester, new York.
A native of Rochester, new York, DeFrancisco holds
graduate and undergraduate degrees from the State University of New York. She
has two grown sons, Garrett and Greg, and lives with her husband, Joesph, in
DeFrancisco to Lead
ATLANTA, Georgia (December 18, 2003) --As
reported Margaret DeFrancisco, Director of the New York lottery, has been
chosen to head the Georgia Lottery
AP said Governor Perdue announced the appointment on
Thursday. The Governor called Ms DeFrancisco "a can-do person'' and
expressed confidence she will "take our lottery to a new level.''
DeFrancisco replaces Rebecca Paul, who left Georgia to head the new Tennessee
Ms DeFrancisco has headed the New York Lottery since 1999 and is
credited with raising sales from $3.6 billion that year to $5.4 billion this
year. It is the largest lottery in the United States.
director of the New York Lottery, Ms DeFrancisco served as the executive deputy
commissioner of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.