Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of John Davis as Secretary of the Florida Lottery on October 26.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of John Davis to lead the Florida Lottery,” said Governor DeSantis. “John has extensive experience in the public and private sectors and is involved in his community, donating his time and talents to help kids and vulnerable Floridians succeed. His business focus and passion for student-success will serve him well as he takes over this important department.”

“I’m honored to serve in this capacity on behalf of Governor Ron DeSantis and his administration,” said John Davis. “The Florida Lottery’s mission to maximize support for public education is closely aligned with my work over the years in the greater Orlando community to support our youth and students and help them achieve their dreams. I look forward to furthering this mission at the Lottery and working with elected officials and our business partners to meet our education and sales goals.”

John Davis
Davis, of Orlando, is Executive Vice President of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce. Previously, he served as President of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. Davis is active in his community, volunteering his time with the United Way, Valencia College, Volunteer Florida, and Kappa Alpha Psi Achievement Foundation. John also serves on the Florida A&M University Law School Dean’s Advisory Council. A native of Pahokee, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University where he was a standout safety of the Seminole football team.