William A. Zielke
William A. Zielke was first appointed Chairman of The State Lottery Commission of Indiana in December 2009 by then-Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. In May 2013, he was reappointed as Chairman by Governor Michael R. Pence.
A native of Chicago, Bill Zielke currently resides in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Bill earned his B.A. from Northern Illinois University and subsequently spent 30 years in the Telecommunications industry, primarily in leadership positions with Contel of Indiana, Contel of Illinois, and finally as President of GTE North. He then held the position of Vice President of Marketing & International Development with Do It Best Corporation for twelve years, where it was his role to oversee store design & market development, channel development, member advertising, communications, and e-commerce.
Dedicated to the communities in which he lives and works, Bill has volunteered for many area non-profit organizations and projects, including having served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber Of Commerce; Chairman of the annual fundraising campaign and Chairman of the Board of the United Way; Chairman of the Indiana Telephone Association; Board member of Junior Achievement, Co-chair (with wife, Pam) of the Capital Campaign for the YWCA; and is currently a Board Member of Lutheran Hospital. Bill is an active outdoor enthusiast, as is his wife, Pam, and their two adult children, which makes the positions he holds as Vice President of Aboite New Trails and Commissioner of Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department most appropriate.
Gregory M. Fitzloff
Gregory M. Fitzloff was first appointed as Commissioner of The State Lottery Commission of Indiana in August 2007 by then-Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. In April 2013, he was reappointed as a Commissioner by Governor Michael R. Pence.
Fitzloff was born and raised in Minnesota, but has been a transplanted Hoosier since 1989. He received his bachelor's degree in History and Economics from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn. Fitzloff received his master's degree in Economic Education from the College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. He also attended the Institute of Organization Management at the University of Colorado and the Academy of Organization Management at the University of Notre Dame.
In the summer of 2006, Fitzloff retired as the president of the Southern Indiana Chamber of Commerce in New Albany, Ind. The multi-county business development organization has been nationally recognized for its economic and workforce development efforts.
Fitzloff has served as the executive director of the Waukesha Area Chamber of Commerce in Waukesha, Wis.; executive vice president of the Rock Springs Area Chamber of Commerce in Rock Springs, Wy.; executive vice president of the Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce in Fairmont, Minn. and as an associate director/professor for the North Dakota Council on Economic Education at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, N.D.
Fitzloff continues to be very active in his community and served on various boards and committees including: the Indiana Human Resource Investment Council; the Indiana University Southeast Board of Advisors; U.S. Chamber's Transportation, Infrastructure & Logistics Committee; the Regional Business Development Center Board of Directors; the Southern Indiana YMCA Board of Directors; and the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana Board of Directors.
Fitzloff and his wife, Faith, live in Georgetown with their daughter.
Kate Healey Snedeker was appointed an Indiana State Lottery Commissioner in December 2012 by then-Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Snedeker, APR, owns her own communications firm, Kate Snedeker Communications. A proud Butler graduate, Snedeker has more than 20 years of experience in communications in Indianapolis, including serving as press secretary for the Mayor of Indianapolis and press secretary to the Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives.
Prior to going out on her own, Kate spent 10 years at Emmis Communications, where she served as senior communications counsel and led the company's internal and external corporate communications efforts.
Kate's current clients include Emmis, Lumina Foundation, Slingshot SEO, Mainstreet Property Group and Apex Benefits Group.
Deb Kunce, FAIA, was appointed as a Commissioner of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana in October 2013 by Governor Michael R. Pence.
Kunce owns an Indianapolis based management and consulting company, CORE Planning Strategies, focused on helping clients execute facility construction projects. She is a registered Architect who applies creative design strategies with practical implementation, and she has more than 20 years of experience in the design, planning, and construction industries serving as a Program Manager on large scale facility capital programs, energy audits, LEED projects, and public outreach initiatives.
Kunce is a graduate of Ball State University She has served in senior leadership positions at Schmidt Associates, Inc. and is a National Vice President of the American Institute of Architects.
Her service also includes non-profit sector leadership, including the United Way of Central Indiana Facilities Maintenance Fund Committee Chairman, Hawthorne Campaign Committee, IPS Educational Foundation Committee, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Board, Horizons Student Enrichment Board, and the ACE Mentor Board.
Kunce has been recognized by her professional and business community:
- AIA College of Fellows for significant contributions to architecture and society, by AIA National Engineering News Record
- Top 20 Young Professionals in 2011, by Midwest Construction
- Indy’s Best and Brightest, by Junior Achievement of Central Indiana
- Forty Under 40, by the Indianapolis Business Journal
- Who’s Who Behind the Scenes in Construction, by the Indianapolis Business Journal
- Juliet Peddle Award for Pioneering in Architectural Community, by AIA Indiana
- Edward D. Pierre Outstanding Service to Profession and Public, by AIA Indiana
Kunce and her husband, Clete, live in old town Carmel with their daughter.
Milton O. Thompson
Milton O. Thompson was appointed as a Commissioner of the State Lottery Commission of Indiana in March 2016 by Governor Michael R. Pence.
He is an attorney and of counsel with the law firm of Bleeke Dillon Crandall. Milt is most recognized for sports and entertainment law, but he also focuses on business law and consulting for entrepreneurs and non-profits, small business financing, and MBE and WBE certification. He graduated from Wittenberg University with a B.A. and from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.
Milt is the president and CEO of Grand Slam – a sports, entertainment, and recreation management consulting firm. Well-known for his work in community development, sports and recreation-planning, and in building community collaborations through effective partnerships, Milt served as President and Interim Director of Big Brothers while merging with Big Sisters to create Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Indiana. He also played a key role in negotiating the merger between the Legacy Fund and the Indianapolis Foundation in 1997 to create the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Milt currently serves on the Indianapolis Indians Board of Directors, Visit Indy Board of Directors, Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, Crown Hill Board of Managers and the Indiana World Skating Academy Board.
His commitment to the community is attested by his many civic involvements including Trustee of the Indianapolis Foundation, service as the President of the Indiana University School of Law Board of Visitors and President of its Alumni Association. He founded Play Ball Indiana, now serving on its Emeritus and Advisory Board.
A former First Team All-American baseball player at his college alma mater, he has served as a member of the college's Wittenberg Board of Trustees since July 1998 and is now an Emeritus Director. A former Marion County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, his honors include the 2004 Business & Philanthropy Award from the National Center for Black Philanthropy, Washington, DC, and being listed as one of "Indiana Super Lawyers," in the March 2005 issue of Indianapolis Monthly magazine. In addition, he received the most prestigious honor the Indiana University Maurer School of Law offers with his induction as a member of the Academy of Law Alumni Fellows.