Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has named Patrick McDonald, of Cleveland, as Director of the Ohio Lottery Commission. McDonald’s appointment will be effective February 23, 2019.

McDonald is currently Chairman of the Ohio Lottery Commission and Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. McDonald has served on the Lottery Commission since 2007 and has been chairman since 2011. Prior to these roles, McDonald also served as Finance Director for the Ohio Secretary of State, Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Commerce, and Deputy State Treasurer of the Ohio Treasurer’s Office.

“Pat McDonald has extensive experience both with the Lottery Commission and in senior management roles in important state agencies,” said Governor DeWine. “I have every confidence that Pat will continue to lead the Ohio Lottery in its mission to offer entertaining lottery games that help fund our public schools.”

McDonald will replace current Ohio Lottery Executive Director Dennis Berg, who has served in this position since February 10, 2012. A longtime employee of the Ohio Lottery, Berg had served as Interim Director since Jan. 10, 2011. Berg formerly served as the Ohio Lottery’s Deputy Director of Finance. His experience at the Ohio Lottery has allowed him to touch virtually every aspect of the agency’s business operations.  He has been an employee of the Ohio Lottery since 1991.