AZ State Lottery chief speaks to Rotary Club of Scottsdale

Gregory R. Edgar, executive director of the Arizona State Lottery, was the guest speaker at the June 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale.

Rotarian Christopher West, right, introduced Arizona State Lottery Executive Director Gregory Edgar at the June 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale. Mr. Edgar provided an update on the state lottery and answered questions from Rotarians.

Rotarian Christopher West, right, introduced Arizona State Lottery Executive Director Gregory Edgar at the June 20 meeting of the Rotary Club of Scottsdale. Mr. Edgar provided an update on the state lottery and answered questions from Rotarians.

Mr. Edgar was introduced by club member Christopher West. The luncheon meeting was held at Scottsdale McCormick Lakeside Ballroom.

Prior to his appointment by Gov. Doug Ducey to the Arizona Lottery, Mr. Edgar’s professional background included being owner/founder of Edgar Strategic Communications, a consultancy that focused on delivering effective communications strategy and positive media positioning.

As COO, Senior Communications Strategist and Senior Event Producer at Gordon C. James Public Relations, Mr. Edgar spent 20 years directing client communication campaigns; collaborating to develop relevant media pitches; producing client events; and, creating grassroots issue campaigns.

Mr. Edgar told the audience that over the past 35 years, Arizona Lottery money has gone to the winners, to lottery retailers, and to state programs and shared information about the use of lottery ticket sales proceeds.

Nearly $3.4 million per week funds a variety of State of Arizona programs – education, human health and services, environment and economic/business development.

For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale upcoming speakers, projects and membership, visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

The Rotary Foundation helps fund humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives.   The Rotary Club of Scottsdale Foundation supports local youth through scholarships; local parks through community service projects; water, micro-credit and entrepreneurial via the club’s international projects; and more.

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