Scott hires Tally PR consultant Cynthia O’Connell to head Lottery dept.by Dara Kam | February 2nd, 2011
Gov. Rick Scott tapped Tallahassee public relations consultant Cindy O’Connell to head the state’s Florida Lottery department.
O’Connell previously served on the start-up team for the Florida Lottery after voters approved the department in 1986.
O’Connell is the widow of the late Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen O’Connell, who also served as the president of the University of Florida. Cindy O’Connell spent a decade as a UF trustee.
“Cindy brings an impressive record of leadership and brand management to the Florida Lottery and will improve the agency’s important mission of maximizing revenues for the enhancement of public education in Florida,” Scott said in a statement announcing O’Connell’s appointment.