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September 30, 2009

Hoagland Selected To Serve on Missouri Lottery Commission

Story Photo Gina Hoagland of Ladue was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon to serve as a member of the Missouri Lottery Commission.  Hoagland’s appointment on Sept. 15 is subject to Senate confirmation for a term ending Sept. 7, 2012.

Hoagland is the president of Collaborative Strategies Inc., an entrepreneurial firm in St. Louis.  Prior to this, she was a senior associate with Prudential Capital in both Chicago and Newark, N.J.  She also was a financial analyst with Morgan Stanley & Co. on Wall Street.

Hoagland earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and public administration from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business in Charlottesville, Va.

Hoagland is the current board development chair and a past board president of the South Side Day Nursery in St. Louis.  She is a past president of the board of the St. Louis chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization.  She also chairs the admissions committee of the St. Louis Forum and is a member of the St. Louis Arch Angels. 

In addition, Hoagland: 
·        Was named by the St. Louis Small Business Monthly in 2008 as a “Top 20 Under 20,” an award for businesses with less than 20 employees;
·        Was recognized in 2004 as a Woman of Achievement for Social Enterprise;
·        Was among the St. LouisBusiness Journal’s 40 Under 40 High Achievers in 2003.

The Missouri Lottery Commission is a five-member commission, appointed by the governor and approved by the Senate, to govern the Lottery.  The four other commissioners are Jacque Land of St. Louis, Kevin C. Roberts of Hillsboro (chair), Stephen Snead of Turners, and Pamela Wright of University City.

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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