A five-member independent Lottery Commission serves as the administrative rulemaking authority for Washington's Lottery. The Commission, whose powers are to establish and approve sound operating practices for the agency, maintains public supervision to ensure Washington state citizens' interests are served. Commission members are appointed by the Governor and approved by the state Senate to serve a six-year term.
As representatives of the various geographic regions of the state, Commission members attend meetings (agendas and minutes) every other month during the year. Commission members also stay in close contact with the Lottery Director to fully participate in major Lottery issues. The members of the Lottery Commission are not Lottery employees and maintain full-time jobs independent of Washington's Lottery.
Ms. Loveland has spent a lifetime in public service. She was appointed to serve on the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission and served as chair in 1981. Over the course of a 25 year career serving the citizens of Washington State, Ms. Loveland has served on both the Tri-Cities Diversification Board and Nuclear Waste Advisory Council.
She was elected as President of Washington State County Treasurer's Association and served as President of Washington State County Officials. She also served as a director on the Board of Directors of the National Association of County Treasurers and Finance Officers and was elected to the Washington State Senate in 1992 in which she served until 2000.
She was appointed Director of the Washington State Department of Agriculture by former Governor Gary Locke and served from 2002 to 2008. She currently serves as a member of the advisory council to Washington State University-Tri-Cities, a board member of Tri-Cities Economic Development Council and a board member of TVW, the state’s public affairs television network. Valoria Loveland was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire to the Washington Lottery Commission in 2009.
After college at Johns Hopkins, 3 years in the Army and law school at Fordham, Mr. Finn worked at the Federal Communications Commission in Washington DC and then in the private sector in New York City. He then returned to Washington, DC, and became a partner at the communications law firm of Brown, Finn and Neitert and President of the Home Satellite Television Industry Association where he testified before committees of the United States House and Senate on communications issues.
Mr. Finn moved to Olympia, Washington in 1988 to build a radio station and has been involved in retail and multi-family management and development for the past 25 years. He served three terms on the Griffin School Board and two in the Washington State Legislature. He is a founding Board member of the Washington Business Bank, the Griffin School Foundation and the Thurston County Boys and Girls Club. He also served as President of Big Brothers Big Sisters. He has been married to his wife Bonnie for thirty five years and has three children and two grandchildren all of whom live in the Olympia area.
Now retired, Judy Giniger spent almost her entire career in public service in Washington State. Before working in state service, as a new attorney she practiced law with Evergreen Legal Services in Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties. She has held management and director-level positions at several state agencies including the Lottery, the Department of Licensing, and the Department of Transportation. Ms. Giniger retired from the University of Washington where she managed contracting activities for the UW’s building construction office.
Ms. Giniger has been a board member of the Northwest Women’s Law Center (now Legal Voice) and the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association. While a member of the Government Lawyers Bar Association, she joined with others to help establish the Thurston County Volunteer Legal Clinic. She currently volunteers her time at the West Seattle Food Bank.
Eileen Sullivan has more than twenty years of experience in public policy and government relations. She now manages Amazon’s public policy and civic engagement for Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, WA.
Ms. Sullivan previously served as an executive policy advisor to Governors Gary Locke and Mike Lowry; oversaw regulatory affairs for the nation's third largest not-for-profit health care system; spent more than ten years in the corporate sector as a lobbyist for a global pharmaceutical firm; and was staff to regulatory agencies and elected officials. She holds a masters in public administration from the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Administration, where she was selected for the Governor’s Executive Fellowship program; and has a bachelors of arts in political science from Western Washington University, which she financed by working summers in the fisheries of Alaska.
Ms. Sullivan currently serves on the boards of the Washington Technology Alliance, Washington Technology Industry Association, the Seattle Chamber’s Civic Alliance for a Sound Economy and sea.citi. She previously served on the Foundation Board for Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, WithinReach, Gilda’s Club and twice chaired the American Cancer Society’s Seattle Cancer Research Breakfast.
Dr. Daria Willis
Dr. Daria J. Willis serves as the 17th president of Everett Community College, an institution with over 19,000 credit and non-credit students in the Seattle Metropolitan area. She is the school’s first African American president and fourth woman in this role in its 78-year history. Everett Community College is one of eleven community colleges nationwide that earned recognition from Achieving the Dream as a “Leader College of Distinction.” EvCC was recognized for increases in the number of students completing math and English requirements during their first year, year-to-year retention and degree completion.
Drawing from her experience as a first-generation college student and a student parent, Dr. Willis has partnered actively with public school districts, four-year universities, local businesses, and not-for-profit organizations to offer services and support to students from all backgrounds. She is a member of the American Association of Community College’s Commission on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Aspen Ascent President Advisory Group, and the Presidential Advisory Board for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Her community service activities include the United Way of Snohomish County, the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, and the Girl Scouts of Western Washington.
Dr. Willis was named a 2018 recipient of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges’ “40 Under 40” Award. She is a graduate of Florida A&M University and Florida State University, earning her BA, MA, and PhD in African American History.