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September 4, 2009

Land Appointed To Missouri Lottery Commission

Story Photo Jacque Land of St. Louis was recently appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve as a member of the Missouri Lottery Commission.  Land’s appointment on Aug. 19 is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending Sept. 7, 2011.

Land is a partner with the Platinum Group Inc. in St. Louis, a marketing firm responsible for all aspects of brand management, event planning, consumer promotions and media.  In addition, from 1996 through 2007, he was an on-air radio announcer for KATZ in St. Louis.

Land is a member of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis where he has served eight years on the board of directors and two terms as president.  He also serves as the vice president on the board of directors for the St. Louis Public Library and is a board member of the Street Wise Music Association.  Land was previously a member of the United Way Allocations Panel and the National Academy of Science.

Land has a bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  He also holds a master’s degree in business management from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.

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 Roberts of Hillsboro was appointed on Aug. 11, and Stephen Snead of Turners 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. 

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