Published: October 2, 2022

Mary Harville, president and CEO, Kentucky Lottery Corp, one of the 2022 Most Admired CEOs in Louisville

Mary Harville, president and CEO, Kentucky Lottery Corp, was selected as one of the 2022 Most Admired CEOs in Louisville.

Mary has been selected by Business First newspaper as one of the 2022 Most Admired CEOs in Louisville! In listing the criteria for the award, staff members at Business First wrote,  “An outstanding CEO is an innovator, standard-bearer, role model and exceptional leader. Their contributions impact the company they head as well as the community in which they serve. A commitment to financial success, quality, workplace wellness, diversity and philanthropy are hallmarks of an exceptional and admired chief executive”. 

As was said in Mary’s nomination, “The mission of the Kentucky Lottery is to fund scholarships for Kentucky college students attending Kentucky schools in the hope that our best and brightest students will stay right here in the Commonwealth to attend college and start their careers. As Kentucky Lottery President and CEO, Mary Harville is a proud Kentuckian who chose that path and is now making a difference in the lives of others. Mary’s unique leadership style of combining collaboration, connection and compassion, brings our employees, retailers and other stakeholders together to support us in our mission and generate tremendous results”. 

Mary’s accomplishment will be featured as part of the Most Admired CEOs and Business Impact Awards dinner scheduled for November 17 in Louisville, and she will also be featured in a special section in the November 18 issue of Business First and on their website.

But that’s not all! As recognition for her outstanding work in the past two years since assuming the top spot, Mary has been given a contract extension by our board of directors that will see her continue in her role through the end of 2026! This will ensure we benefit from Mary’s strong leadership through our KLC 2026 Odyssey project - the corporate-wide initiative to prepare for the next generation of lottery systems and services that will need to be operational by June 2026 - and that we will have her at the helm for consistent guidance as we face the challenges ahead.


Margaret Gibbs | Executive VP and COO 1011 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
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