Tom Delacenserie has been appointed secretary of the Florida Lottery, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday.
He’s been serving as the interim secretary since October, when Cynthia O'Connell resigned from the job amidst reports of questionable travel and excessive vacation.
Delacenserie will face confirmation by the Florida Senate. He earns a $141,000 salary.
Delacenserie is a longtime lottery executive, who was a deputy secretary in charge of the department’s sales and marketing from 2013 until taking over the top job and before that was director of sales for eight years.
He has a degree from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and worked in sales prior to joining the lottery in 2000.
“Tom has demonstrated his knowledge of this important agency and his commitment to serving Floridians,” Scott said in a written statement announcing Delacenserie’s appointment. “We look forward to his continued success as Secretary, and the continued investment in Florida’s education system."