Oviedo named Charitable Gaming Deputy Commissioner

LANSING, December 8, 2010 – Lottery Commissioner M. Scott Bowen has named Kathie Ovideo deputy commissioner of the Lottery’s Charitable Gaming Division. Oviedo will replace Michael Petersen, who is resigning, effective January 1,   2011.

“We are pleased to be bringing Kathie into the Charitable Gaming family,” Bowen said. “Her experience with numerous state departments, familiarity with state policies and procedures, and management style will lend themselves well to the multi-tasking that is necessary to effectively direct the Charitable Gaming Division.”

Oviedo is currently the director of human resources for the Michigan Lottery, a position she has had since fall of 2006. She was previously the acting manager of human resources with the Department of Community Health and has been a personnel specialist with the Departments of Community Health, Labor and Economic Growth, and Corrections.

The Lottery’s Charitable Gaming Division is responsible for the licensing, administration and regulation of gaming activities for non-profit and fraternal organizations in Michigan. In fiscal year 2010, charities generated $73.9 million for good causes through activities under the oversight of the Charitable Gaming Division.


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