Governor Jay Inslee appointed Marcus Glasper as Director of the Washington State Lottery in March 2018.
Marcus Glasper has over 24 years of public sector experience, most recently serving as Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Revenue. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Senior Assistant Director of Administrative Services. Marcus began his career as an engineer with General Motors. He spent a decade working for the United States Department of Energy before becoming the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Washington Department of Corrections.
Glasper was reared in Plaquemine, LA, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA, and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Washington State University.
Marcus completed senior executive programs at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, USDA Graduate School, and the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs. He is a recipient of the Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management and is a volunteer senior mediator with the Thurston County Dispute Resolution Center. He also served on the Tumwater Planning Commission from 2006-2013.