Biography: Alice Garland, Executive
Director, N.C. Education Lottery
Garland was among the first staff hired at the
Education Lottery and has served as deputy executive director for legislative
and corporate communications since the lottery began operations in March 2006.
For the previous 25 years, she served in executive posts handling governmental
affairs and communications, including positions as assistant secretary for
communications and external affairs with the N.C. Department of Commerce; state
director of the U.S. Senate office of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards; and
director of public affairs for ElectriCities of North Carolina.
previously in similar posts in the former N.C. Department of Natural Resources
and Community Development, the N.C. Department of Transportation, and the State
Employees Association of North Carolina.
Garland, a native of Greeneville,
Tenn., has lived in Raleigh for more than 40 years. She received a
bachelors degree from the College of William and Mary with a major in
urban studies and received a masters degree in city and regional planning
from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a member of
the Raleigh Kiwanis Club for 20 years and served six years on the board of
directors of the Public School Forum.
She is married and has three adult
Education Lottery Commission Picks New Executive Director
RALEIGH, North Carolina (January 18, 2011) The N.C. Education
Lottery Commission on Tuesday named Alice Garland, deputy executive director
for legislative and corporate communications, as the new executive director of
the N.C. Education Lottery.
Garlands appointment came as the
commission concluded interviews Tuesday with four finalists for the top post.
Garland will be the second director and has served as acting executive director
since the first director, Tom Shaheen, announced his resignation in August.
Robert Farris, chairman of the commission, said the commissions
unanimous vote for Garland concluded a national search that included 55
applications and extensive review of the backgrounds checks of the four
Alice has shown as acting executive director
over the past several months the leadership style which we expect will continue
to provide maximum returns for the school children of North Carolina through an
honest, fiscally sound operation, said Farris. It became
apparent to each of the commissioners in interviewing the other candidates that
Alice Garland stood out as our top choice.
SOURCE: N.C. Education
Lottery press release. CONTACT: Van Denton, Phone: (919) 301-3308.