Kelly Stuckey, Texas Lottery financial operations manager, receives Powers Award at NASPL PDS

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(AUSTIN) – The Texas Lottery Commission today announced that Kelly Stuckey, the agency’s financial operations manager, was named a recipient of the 2019 Powers Award at the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries’ (NASPL) seminar, which is being held this week in Phoenix, Arizona.

“I want to congratulate Kelly on this prestigious honor,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery. “Kelly strives for excellence in all that she does. Her careful attention to detail and job knowledge, as well as expertise of the gaming system and internal financial system, allow her to be proficient in her job duties. Kelly has been an integral part of the Texas Lottery’s success for many years, and she is very well-deserving of this year’s Powers Award.”

Each year, the Powers Awards are presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery and lottery vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance. These awards are named in honor of the late Edward J. Powers, the “Father of U.S. Lotteries.” Powers spent more than 25 years in the lottery industry helping to define the most effective organizational structures that have become a blueprint for today’s lotteries. The drive, commitment and integrity Powers demonstrated set the standard of excellence exhibited by lottery and vendor employees nominated for this award.

Stuckey joined the Texas Lottery Commission in December 2005 as financial operations manager. She is responsible for administering the daily operations and activities for budget, payroll, jackpot estimation, large winner payments and various financial analysis. During her 13-plus years, Stuckey has served as the second in command for the agency’s Controller and is relied upon by many members of senior management for financial guidance.

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