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Terry Rich
Terry Rich

Biography: Terry Rich, President and CEO Iowa Satate Lottery

Rich has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Blank Park Zoo since 2003. During that time, attendance at the zoo increased from 247,000 in 2003 to more than 380,000 in 2008 with existing exhibits and staff. Under his leadership, the Zoo also began embarking on a 6-year, $40 million expansion.
A graduate of Iowa State University and a member of the ISU Foundation’s Board of Governors, Rich is a resident of Urbandale.For 20 years, Rich was with Heritage Communications, a national cable television company that began in Iowa, where he served as Vice President of Marketing. He has also been the president of a national television programming and production company, a founding member of a high-tech venture capital group, and the President and CEO of KBBM Radio.

News Articles

Iowa Lottery Profits Increased in March
DES MOINES, Iowa (April 20, 2010) -- As reported Iowa Lottery Chief Executive Terry Rich said Monday that lottery profits rebounded sharply in March, that he's still hoping to meet budget goals for the 12 months ending June 30.........................Subscribers

New Lottery Chief Trying New Ways To Generate Excitement About State-Run Games
DES MOINES, Iowa (May 27, 2009) -- The Iowa Lottery's new chief executive officer is trying new ways to generate interest in the lottery, including ways to turning losing tickets into winners..................Subscribers

New Lottery chief Receives Nod from Senate Government Committee
DES MOINES, Iowa (February 26. 2009) -- Iowa’s lottery is a mature enterprise that can be better utilized to promote state attractions and quality of life in the process of selling gambling products, the state operations new leader is reported as saying Wednesday...................Subscribers

New CEO Will Take Direction On Lottery Lease From State's Elected Leaders
DES MOINES, Iowa (February 12, 2009) -- The new chief executive of the Iowa Lottery said on Wednesday he has heard arguments on both sides about the proposal to lease the lottery, but he will ultimately carry out the wishes of the state's elected leaders......................Subscribers

Governor Culver Names Terry Rich to be Iowa Lottery CEO
DES MOINES, Iowa (February 4, 2009) – Governor Chet Culver has named Terry Rich as the Iowa Lottery’s new Chief Executive Officer...................Subscribers

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