Biography: Rebecca Mattingly, Former
Secretary of the Florida Lottery
Rebecca Dirden Mattingly was appointed the Secretary
of the Florida Lottery, by Governor Jeb Bush on March 5, 2003. Secretary
Mattingly brings to the Florida Lottery an extensive background in management,
program development, and policy and budget. Her diversified business knowledge
is attributed to her 12-year track record in both the public and private
Secretary Mattingly has maintained the Lottery as a
multi-billion dollar state revenue resource where customer value, public trust
and an unwavering commitment to the enhancement of public education are
cultivated and celebrated. She has upheld the Lottery's mission of maximizing
education revenues in a manner consonant with the dignity of the state and the
welfare of its citizens. To this end, she has set the goal of transferring a
minimum of $1 billion to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund annually. Her
leadership and commitment to progress can best be expressed in the Florida
Lottery's core values of Service, Excellence, Growth, Respect, and Integrity.
In an effort to
seek out and secure new business opportunities for the sale of Lottery
products, Secretary Mattingly created the Business and Product Development
Unit. The unit was created to ensure maximum sales potential for Lottery
products and administer retailer-focused contracting, communications and
support programs. The unit endeavors to expand the Lottery's presence in
hotels, convention centers and tourist areas.
On August 29, 2003, Secretary Mattingly announced the
new provider of On-line Gaming System and Services, GTECH Corporation. GTECH
Corporation was selected to design, construct and operate the On-line gaming
system that runs the Lottery's computerized games including FLORIDA LOTTO, MEGA
MONEY, FANTASY 5, PLAY 4 and CASH 3. This system was chosen to provide
state-of-the-art retailer and player convenience and to expand Lottery
Continually seeking opportunities for improvement,
Secretary Mattingly spearheaded efforts to redesign the MEGA MONEY game. Since
its debut, the new MEGA MONEY game far exceeded expectations. In its first
month, sales were more than double that of previous same-day averages. The
average number of winners was also double that of the old MEGA MONEY game.
Prior to her appointment as Secretary of the Lottery,
Mattingly served as Film Commissioner in the Executive Office of the Governor.
As Film Commissioner of the State of Florida, Mattingly was responsible for
guiding the activities of the Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment in
the areas of entertainment industry development, marketing and promotion,
liaison services, field office administration and information; identifying,
soliciting, and recruiting entertainment production opportunities for the
state; facilitating a smooth working relationship between state agencies and
local governments in cooperation with local film commissioner offices for
out-of-state and indigenous entertainment industry production entities; and
assisting rural communities and other small communities in the state in
developing expertise and capacity necessary for such communities to develop,
market, promote, and provide services to Florida's entertainment industry.
During her tenure she was instrumental in boosting
economic development of the state's motion picture industry; effectively
lobbied and secured passage of legislation to create the Entertainment Industry
Tax Exemption; advocated for the growth of Florida's digital entertainment
economy; and lobbied successfully for incentives for designated rural and urban
areas of Florida, giving them the ability to promote the expansion of film and
entertainment companies. Through her leadership and strategic foresight, the
film industry expanded to a multi-billion dollar industry.
Commitment to Education
Mattingly's passion for public service is deep-rooted. She believes in the
value of mentoring and realizes the impact that it can make in the life of a
child. This principle is manifested through her steadfast commitment to the
Governor's Mentoring Initiative. She has motivated more than 90 Lottery
employees to mentor in schools throughout the State of Florida and has
supported Education sponsorships with promotional dollars. Some of these
sponsorships include: the Education Expo, Take Stock In Children, Just Read,
Florida! and Teacher of the Year Roundtable.
Under the leadership of Secretary Mattingly a new
education program for youth, "Teen Trendsetters Ambassador Program" was
created. The program increases awareness of financial assistance for high
school seniors preparing for college. Last year, her guidance led the Lottery
to contribute more than $235 million to send thousands of outstanding students
to college. This accomplishment contributed to the endowment of nearly 220,000
Bright Futures Scholarships.
Mattingly serves as a civic leader as Chair of the Digital Media Advisory
Council - Internet Technology Task Force, Florida Film & Entertainment
Advisory Council, Women In Film Central Florida Chapter Board, Subject Matter
Expert - State University System of Florida Digital Media Education
Coordination Group, Appointed as a Member of the Media Arts Grant Panel for the
Florida Department of State.
Secretary Mattingly graduated from West Virginia
University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. She and her husband
Fred reside in Tallahassee.
Governor Names New
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, USA (December 28,
20060 Governor elect Charlie Crist is reported to have named Leo
DiBenigno as secretary of the Florida Lottery. DiBenigno will move up from his
role as deputy secretary at the Florida
Praises New Lottery Chief
FLORIDA (March 6, 2003) -- As
Lottery Insider reported yesterday Governor Jeb Bush has named former state
Film Commissioner Rebecca Mattingly to head the Florida State Lottery.
praised Mattingly for her work as film commissioner since 1999.
rebuilt our relationship with the film industry and united the industry like no
one has done before," Bush said.
Mattingly, 36, of Orlando, will earn
$110,000 annually. Former Secretary David Griffin earned $116,724.
manage a 530-employee department that handles $2 billion in Lottery ticket
sales each year.
SOURCE: The Associated Press.
Governor Names New
Florida Lottery Head
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (March 5, 2003)
-- According to a report Governor Jeb Bush yesterday named former state Film
Commissioner Rebecca Mattingly to head the Florida Lottery.