Pamela S. Wright of University City was recently appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve as a member of the Missouri Lottery Commission. Wright’s appointment on July 30 is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending Sept. 7, 2010.
Wright is a self-employed attorney licensed in both Missouri and Illinois. Prior to establishing her own office in 1989, she was assistant general counsel for ITT Corp. in St. Louis. She was also employed with Monsanto Co. and Wayne Millsap, P.C., both in St. Louis.
Wright graduated from Illinois College in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in history/government. She earned a juris doctor degree from Washington University Law School in 1974.
Wright served on the St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners from 2001-2005, and the State Board of Mediation from 1990 to 1994. She is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Metropolitan Bar Association of St. Louis and the Women Lawyer’s Association.
Her community involvement includes: Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Health Protections and Education Services, the Historical Society of University City, the St. Louis Volunteer Lawyer’s Program and the University United Methodist Church.
Wright resides in University City with her husband, Greg DiBlasi, a retired history teacher from DeSmet Jesuit High School.
The Missouri Lottery Commission is a five-member commission, appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate, to govern the Lottery. Four seats are currently vacant on the commission.
The Missouri Lottery generates nearly $1 billion a year in sales and contributes more than $259 million annually to Missouri public education programs, including the A+ Scholarship Program, the Virtual Schools program, Special Education Excess Costs and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.