Biography: Jon Clontz, CEO of the
Jon Clontz background includes business start-up
experience. In the State of Washington, he supervised the construction and
opening of a 300-bed VA Hospital, a start-up assignment with responsibilities
for organizing new systems and operating policy from the ground up and serving
that facility for two years.
He was then promoted to Chief of Operations
over all three Washington Veterans Homes for the next five years.
served as Superintendent of Washingtons largest Veterans Home.
A veteran of the United State Army, Clontz has a Masters Degree in Public
Administration from The Evergreen State College and a Bachelors Degree in
Psychology from St. Martins University.
He has attended Harvard
Universitys John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Jon, his wife Renee
and son Max will be relocating to Cheyenne later this year.
Wyoming Lottery Names
CHEYENNE, Wyoming (September 23, 2013) -- The
Wyoming Lottery Corporation has announced the appointment of Jon Clontz as its
new CEO. Clontz will leave his current position of Deputy Director-Chief
Operating Officer with the Oregon Lottery to join the WLC. The Oregon Lottery
was started in 1985 and generates over $1B in annual sales. Clontz, who has
been with the Oregon Lottery for two years, will assume his new duties in
Wyoming on October 7th.
Wyoming Lottery Board Chairman Brian Scott Gamroth,
"We are excited to have Jon on board to take the WLC to the next
step for the people of Wyoming. His leadership qualities, strong communication
skills, and a proven track record of success with the Oregon Lottery give us
great confidence in his abilities to get things done for Wyoming."
Wyoming Lottery Corporation was formed by the 62nd Legislature of the State of
Wyoming and has been operating since July 1, 2013 under the direction of the
nine-member board appointed by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. The legislature
earlier this year approved leglislation authorizing a lottery in Wyoming.
Lottery officials hope to begin selling lottery tickets in the state early next