Gary Grief

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Grief has been at the helm of the Lottery Commission since his appointment in March 2010. During his tenure, the Texas Lottery has reported record sales and contributed more than $14 billion to the state's Foundation School Fund that supports public education in Texas. Grief's tenure with the lottery industry covers two decades, after having been appointed to the original Lottery Task Force that was named by the State Comptroller to research and launch the lottery in Texas. In 1992, he was selected as statewide manager of claim centers and in 1997 was elevated to the post of director of lottery operations. In 2002, Grief was appointed to his first of three separate terms as acting executive director, also serving between and after these appointments as deputy executive director until taking over the leadership in 2010.