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Virginia Governor Adds Experienced Leaders for Strategic Positions, Including Lottery Director

RICHMOND, Va. (April 12, 2024) Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the appointments of three distinguished professionals to pivotal positions within the Commonwealth. This series of appointments continues the administration’s focus on attracting experienced leaders with proven talent. The commitment to join the administration underscores a shared dedication to serving Virginia.  

"It's remarkable to welcome such distinguished professionals to our team who are committed to enacting meaningful and lasting change across the Commonwealth," said Governor Glenn Youngkin. "Their experience and expertise will help us build on the progress we’ve made in our first two years and continue to better serve Virginians." 

Khalid Jones 

Lottery Director 

Khalid Jones joins this talented group list of appointees as the new Virginia Lottery Director, bringing a unique blend of law, technology, and innovation to the role. Khalid’s career has spanned roles as founding partner in a boutique investment firm with a strategic focus on real estate, media, sports, and technology, and a decade-long tenure as an attorney specializing in securities litigation. Most recently, as part of his business practice, Mr. Jones has become one of the nation’s experts in licensing consulting, providing legal and strategic advice to state and national lottery organizations providing the expertise to lead Virginia's lottery system at a crucial time of growth and expansion. A proud alumnus of Wake Forest University and StanfordLaw School, and his passion for addressing challenges with innovative solutions will guide the Virginia Lottery to new heights of success and integrity. 

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