Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor assumed a key leadership position in the lottery industry as president of the North American Association of State & Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) during the World Lottery Summit held in Vancouver, B.C. last month. As president, she will lead the Executive Committee which oversees policymaking and strategic planning for the organization, supported by a headquarters staff in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.
NASPL serves as a central information source and voice of the lottery industry providing valuable resources to its members, players, and gaming partners. Membership includes the 48 lotteries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Canadian members are Atlantic Lottery, British Columbia Lottery, Loto-Quebec, Ontario Lottery and Western Canada Lottery Corporation.
Taylor began her career in the lottery industry when Governor Mike Pence appointed her to lead the Hoosier Lottery in 2013. Governor Eric Holcomb reappointed her in 2016 and 2021.
Under her leadership, the Hoosier Lottery has experienced significant growth with annual revenues exceeding $1.7 billion. These revenues have enabled the Lottery to contribute more than $344 million to the State of Indiana in each of the past two fiscal years. The Hoosier Lottery also maintains the highest level of certification from the World Lottery Association for responsible gaming.
During her presidency over the next year, Taylor will continue in her role at the Hoosier Lottery with the support of her experienced management team and a staff of dedicated Lottery employees.