Stephen Snead of Turners was recently appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve as a member of the Missouri Lottery Commission. Snead’s appointment on Aug. 19 is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending Sept. 7, 2011.
Snead is an attorney with Wallace, Saunders, Austin, Brown & Enochs’ Springfield office, which he help start in 1993. He also was employed with Mann, Walter, Burkart, Weathers & Walter and Farrington & Curtis, both Springfield firms.
Snead is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers and the Springfield Claims Association.
Snead earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Missouri State University in 1978. He received his juris doctor degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980.
The Missouri Lottery Commission is a five-member commission, appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate, to govern the Lottery. Pamela Wright of University City was appointed to the commission on July 30, Kevin C. Roberts of Hillsboro was appointed on Aug. 11, and Jacque Land of St. Louis was appointed on Aug. 19. One seat is 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.