Connecticut Lottery Corporation names Frank Suarez as President and CEO

June 14, 2024
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Suarez brings more than a decade of experience to his new position.

The Connecticut Lottery Corporation’s Board of Directors has appointed Frank Suarez to serve as the company’s new President and CEO.

Up to now, Suarez has held the role of Executive Director of the DC Office of Lottery and Gaming.

Suarez will assume his new duties in Connecticut effective August 1.

The Board said the search for a permanent President and CEO took 11 months. Nearly 300 candidates from around the country were up for consideration for the role.

Suarez joins the team with more than 10 years of experience in the lottery industry. He has held his current role in DC for the past three years.

Suarez also spent seven years working for the North Carolina Education Lottery as Deputy Executive Director of Brand Management and Communications.

CLC Board Chair Robert T. Simmelkjaer took a moment to welcome Suarez to his new roles of President and CEO.

He commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Frank Suarez as our new President and CEO. His exceptional leadership skills, extensive industry experience, and visionary approach make him the perfect choice to guide our company into the next phase of growth and innovation.

“We are confident that, under his stewardship, we will continue to achieve remarkable success and continue to deliver value to our players and revenue to the State of Connecticut.”

Suarez said he is eager to join the leadership team and help the state continue to grow the lottery program.

He concluded by saying, “I am honored and excited to join the Connecticut Lottery Corporation and to work with the talented team here to drive continued growth and success.

“Our focus will be on maximizing revenue for the state while maintaining the highest standards of integrity and responsible gaming.”

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