Pollard Banknote Welcomes Industry Leader May Scheve Reardon as Vice President of Government Relations
WINNIPEG, MB, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Pollard Banknote Limited (TSX: PBL) (“Pollard Banknote”) is very pleased to announce that May Scheve Reardon will join Pollard Banknote as Vice President, Government Relations, responsible for Government Relations and Legislative Affairs. Prior to joining Pollard Banknote, Ms. Reardon served as the Missouri Lottery Director for 13 years, where she provided exceptional leadership both for the lottery and within the lottery industry. In 2019, she was inducted into the Public Gaming Research Institute (“PGRI”) Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding contributions.
As director of the Missouri Lottery, Ms. Reardon increased the lottery’s annual contributions to public education by $250 million to end $400 million and launched many new initiatives, including the introduction of cashless sales for the lottery, the creation of a very successful Million Dollar Retailer Club, and new measures to combat illegal gambling in the state.
Ms. Reardon has also held numerous other industry leadership positions, including as President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (“NASPL”) and the Multi-State Lottery Association (“MUSL”). ), which operates Powerball on behalf of its member lotteries. In these roles, his impressive achievements include:
- Help start industry-wide API initiative to expand lottery distribution, including future online lottery sales.
- Work to improve industry relations with the National Convenience Stores Association and the National Gaming Association.
- Lead national government relations efforts to protect states’ rights to use the Internet for lottery sales.
- Lead efforts to develop and implement new strategic plans for NASPL and MUSL that have helped focus the industry on common priorities that will help preserve the integrity of the lottery and increase profits for beneficiaries now and the future.
“Having worked closely with Pollard Banknote for many years in various roles in the lottery industry, I am delighted to join their organization,” said Ms Reardon. “Pollard Banknote has always proven to be a forward-thinking company that consistently provides exceptional products and service to lotteries around the world, and I look forward to being a part of it.”
“We are delighted to welcome May Scheve Reardon to our team,” said Jennifer Westbury, Senior Vice President, Sales and Client Development at Pollard Banknote. “May’s stellar reputation precedes her as she brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role and will serve as a valuable resource for our clients. Her deep understanding of the industry and all facets of the business will ensure that Pollard Banknote continues to provide the best support to our lottery partners to maximize funds for the worthy causes they support.”
Ms. Reardon is currently Chair of the Women in Lottery Leadership (“WILL”) Mentorship Program and Chair of the NASPL iLottery Subcommittee.
Prior to entering the lottery industry, Ms. Reardon held a leadership position with the Joint Gaming and Betting Committee and the Ways and Means Committee of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1990 to 2002. She was the youngest woman elected to the Missouri General Assembly and went on to serve as Missouri State Representative for 12 years, chairwoman of the Democratic Party for four years, then became the first wife to run the Missouri Lottery.
About the Pollard ticket
Pollard Banknote is a leading lottery partner for over 60 lotteries worldwide, providing high-quality instant ticket products, licensed games, in-line ticket options and merchandising solutions driving sales from of its Schafer Retail Solutions + portfolio. It also offers a full suite of digital offerings, ranging from world-class gaming applications to comprehensive player engagement and iLottery solutions, including strategic marketing and management services. The company is a proven innovator and has decades of experience helping lotteries maximize player engagement, sales and revenue for worthy causes. Pollard Banknote also provides break open tickets, bingo paper, ATMs and its diamond game and Compliant Gaming games and electronics to charitable and other gaming markets in North America. Founded in 1907, Pollard Banknote is owned approximately 64.3% by the Pollard family and 35.7% by public shareholders, and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (PBL). For more information, please visit our website at www.pollardbanknote.com.
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