As General Manager, Colin manages the day-to-day operations of Camelot Illinois by developing sales and distribution networks, curating marketing strategies that drive awareness and demand for Lottery products and providing strategic leadership to a staff of nearly 90 employees. Before joining Camelot Illinois, Colin oversaw the privately-managed Hoosier Lottery, where he helped increase sales from $800 million to $1.2 billion over five years. Under his leadership, the Hoosier Lottery became only the second lottery in the U.S. to achieve the highest certification for responsible play practices.
As Vice President of Compliance and General Counsel, Keith advises Camelot Illinois on its legal and regulatory commitments. As a key member of the senior management team, he oversees procurement, litigation, and corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Camelot Illinois, Keith was General Counsel for the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer, Deputy General Counsel for the Office of the Governor of Illinois, a litigator at two large law firms, and a management consultant at a Big Four firm.
As Vice President of Finance, Tim leads Camelot Illinois’ accounting and commercial finance teams and drives the company’s overall business strategy. Tim has served as a senior finance executive for a wide range of businesses, including Tru Vue, The Nielsen Company and Nestle Waters.
As Senior Director of Corporate Affairs, Wendy manages Camelot Illinois’ external communications, government affairs and stakeholder outreach. She brings more than 20 years of experience leading communications and public affairs strategies for major government agencies in Illinois. Wendy has served as Chief External Affairs Officer for Metra, Chief Communications Officer for the Illinois Tollway and Director of Public Affairs for the City of Chicago.
As Vice President of Retail, Keary is responsible for leading all retail sales activities for the Illinois Lottery and building and strengthening relationships with Lottery retailers and retail associations. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, having served as national sales director for Mondelez International and GE Lighting.
As Director of Human Resources, Lynette leads Camelot’s efforts to create a great place for talented people to enjoy their work and grow their careers. She manages a team of human resources professionals whose goal is to find, keep and grow talent while fostering an inclusive workplace. She is a strategic, results-oriented professional with more than 10 years of progressive experience in aligning HR functions with the goals and strategy of an organization.
As Vice President of Marketing and Digital, Gareth oversees the Lottery’s marketing and digital operations including all web, mobile app and e-commerce functions. With responsibility for generating revenue and growth, creating the overall strategic vision for the Illinois Lottery brand and driving product and marketing communications to increase sales. Gareth brings extensive experience in digital, marketing and player communications and previously led the digital business for Camelot in the U.K, delivering $645 million growth over four years to a $2.2 billion business. He previously held senior digital and commercial positions in British Gas, Centrica and The Automobile Association in the U.K.
As Senior Director of Business Planning, Kelsey is responsible for delivering an Annual Business Plan that outlines Camelot Illinois’ strategy to operate the Illinois Lottery each fiscal year. In her role, Kelsey works with various teams to ensure the company is delivering on the plan’s commitments. Prior to joining Camelot Illinois, Kelsey worked as a management consultant with Alvarez & Marsal, where she worked with clients across industries to deliver performance improvement initiatives.
As Vice President of Technology, Fergus leads Camelot Illinois’ technology team, which spans operations, security and program management. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT support and operations management. Prior to joining Camelot Illinois, Fergus served as Head of Technology for Camelot Global in Ireland. Fergus was also a member of the executive management team in Premier Lotteries Ireland (operator of the Irish National Lottery).
Reporting to and collaborating with the Camelot Illinois General Manager, the VP of Insights and Data Analytics is responsible for providing the Illinois Lottery with the information it needs to make informed decisions and using the data platform to responsibly grow sales. The insight and data function provides factual reports to the business, including daily and weekly sales reporting across a range of measures - e.g. by game, channel, price point, through to custom reports to investigate specific issues or concerns.