for Immediate Release
Nov. 7, 2013
Revenue Secretary Announces Departure of Lottery Director, Appointment
of Interim Director
Harrisburg – Revenue
Secretary Dan Meuser today announced that Pennsylvania Lottery Executive
Director Todd Rucci will be leaving the administration to take a government and
community relations position with PAP Technologies, a Lancaster-based company
offering printing, mail, computer repair, fulfillment, staffing and casino
“I thank Todd for his public service and for
his leadership,” Meuser said. “Todd was
instrumental in exploring new ways to grow Lottery revenues to meet the demands
of a dramatically growing senior population, while simultaneously focusing on
day-to-day operations of the Pennsylvania Lottery to maximize sales and foster
teamwork among Lottery employees and retailers.”
Before serving as Executive
Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery, Rucci served as an Assistant Vice
President for Private Banking at Susquehanna Bank, where he was instrumental in
founding the Sports Division.
Governor Corbett also expressed his
appreciation for Rucci’s service to the Pennsylvania Lottery.
“Todd has been an exemplary leader
of the Pennsylvania Lottery over the last two years,” said Governor Tom
Corbett. “We have long shared the vision
to grow the Lottery to support older Pennsylvanians. His contribution to the commonwealth will not
“I’m grateful to Governor Corbett for this
opportunity to have served Pennsylvania, particularly older Pennsylvanians, in
advancing the Lottery’s mission,” said Rucci.
“I also thank the 200-plus employees of the Pennsylvania Lottery for
their remarkable dedication to and enthusiasm for their jobs. It was an honor to learn from you and serve
alongside you, as your commitment to each other, Pennsylvania’s seniors and to
the advancement of the Lottery inspired and rewarded me daily.”
Rucci was appointed Executive
Director of the Pennsylvania Lottery on Sept. 6, 2011. He will depart Nov. 22.
Robert P. Coyne, Esq., who has more
than 25 years of service to the commonwealth and currently serves as Deputy
Secretary for the Department of Revenue, will assume the role of Lottery
interim director upon Rucci’s departure.
About the Pennsylvania Lottery: The Pennsylvania Lottery remains the only
state lottery that designates all its proceeds to programs that benefit older
residents. Since its inception in 1971, the Pennsylvania Lottery has
contributed nearly $23.7 billion to programs that include property tax
and rent rebates; free transit and reduced-fare shared rides; the low-cost
prescription drug programs PACE and PACENET; long-term living services; and the
52 Area Agencies on Aging, including full and part-time senior centers
throughout the state.
Media contact: Elizabeth Brassell, 717-787-6960