Michigan Lottery Commissioner Aric Nesbitt announced his resignation in March to pursue “other options for public service,” according to Gov. Rick Snyder. Nesbitt was named commissioner in February 2017.
Gov. Snyder has appointed Chief Deputy Commissioner Brian Neill as Michigan Lottery Commissioner. Neill’s appointment must be approved by the Michigan State Senate.
In March, the N.C. Education Lottery Commission (NCEL) named M. Mark Michalko as the lottery’s new executive director. He also served as the California Lottery’s first director as well as an attorney with Ohio Lottery.
Most recently, he served as IGT’s vice president and managing director of operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He replaces Alice Garland, who is retiring at the end of March after more than seven years as executive director.