Terry Presta was born in 1957. Terry currently lives
in Overland park. Before that, he lived in Lawrence, KS from 1999 to 2010.
Terry Presta attended Scott Community High School in SCOTT CITY, KS and
graduated class of 1976. After high school, he went to Univ Of Colorado,
Boulder in Boulder, CO. he attended college from 1979 to 1980.
almost 30 years of experience as a business owner/operator. He was the
president of Overland Park-based Presto Convenience Stores until December of
He also served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1995 to
1999 representing District 123.
Brownback Announces Executive Director of the Kansas
Complete news release from the
Kansas Governor's office
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today
announced the appointment of Terry Presta as Executive Director of the Kansas
Lottery Effective January 2, 2013.
Presta, of Overland Park, was the
President and CEO of Overland Park-based Presto Convenience Stores until
January of this year.
He brings almost 30 years of experience as a business
owner/operator to his role as Executive Director of the Kansas Lottery.
Presta also served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999
representing District 123. Terry will be a great addition to the
Kansas Lottery, said Governor Brownback.
He is bringing his
wealth of experience as a Kansas Lottery retailer, a business owner, and a
"I am confident Terry will bring new perspective and
energy to the Lottery as we focus on growing sales and increasing transfers to
Presta succeeds interim Executive Directors Sherriene
Jones-Sontag and Dennis Taylor. Jones-Sontag, who has served as interim since
July, will continue on in her role as Deputy Director.
Director of Special Projects, plans to retire at the end of the year.
I appreciate the hard work and dedication of Sherriene and Dennis,
both of whom have served as Interim Executive Directors this past
year, Brownback said.
Dennis has served the Lottery well
and I wish him the best in his future pursuits.
Release from the Kansas Governor's Office