NM Lottery Board hires interim CEO

Posted at: 12/05/2013 8:37 PM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Lottery Board has voted to hire a former Arkansas lottery vice president to serve as the interim chief executive of the New Mexico Lottery.

The board of directors announced the hiring of David Barden on Thursday. He will begin his assignment in Albuquerque later this month once a background check has been completed.

Barden will be paid $2,500 a week.

Barden served as vice president of Arkansas Lottery Commission between 2009 and 2011 and as senior attorney and then director of marketing and product development for the South Carolina Education Lottery from 2001 to 2009.

He has a degree from the Ohio Northern School of Law and currently lives in South Carolina.

The board also voted to begin an international search for a permanent CEO.

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