Ms. DeFrancisco brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her new position at Pollard Banknote. For nearly nine years, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Lottery Corporation, where she oversaw sales growth from $2.6 billion in FY 2003 to a record $3.8 billion in FY 2012. Prior to that, Ms. DeFrancisco was the Director of the New York Lottery. Under her leadership, the Lottery’s sales increased from $3.6 billion in FY 1999 to $5.4 billion in FY 2003, making it the largest lottery in the United States.
“Pollard Banknote is thrilled to welcome Margaret DeFrancisco to our team,” said Doug Pollard. “Margaret’s esteemed reputation and remarkable success within the lottery industry will be a valued addition to our company and an excellent resource for our customers. Her expert understanding of all facets of the lottery business will greatly benefit Pollard Banknote’s ability to provide our customers with the very best products and services in the industry, as well as strategic advice that will undoubtedly drive sales.”
Ms. DeFrancisco remarked, “I am eager to embark on this new role with Pollard Banknote. Working with them throughout my lottery career has given me firsthand insight into the company’s innovative products and outstanding customer service. They are an exceptional team, which I am now fortunate enough to be a part of.”