The Springdale Rotary Club will hear from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Bishop Woosley of Conway, was named Director of the Office of the Arkansas Lottery in February 2012. He began work at the beginning of lottery operations in June 2009 as Procurement Director and Chief Legal Counsel, leaving his position as Assistant Attorney General, where he had represented the agency from its inception. He grew up in Stuttgart, and returned there after earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Central Arkansas and his law degree at the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. He practiced law in and around Arkansas County for eight years, during which time he also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney.
Woosley assumed responsibility for running the Lottery, a half-billion dollar agency, on February 13, 2012, after being chosen by the Arkansas Lottery Commission from about 100 applicants to fill the Director position. In addition to his Director duties, he serves as the Chair of the Multistate Lottery Association Legal Committee and is a member of the Multistate Lottery Association Executive Committee and Vice-Chair of the MUSL/Mega Millions Product Group. He also previously served as Legal Steering Committee Chair for the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. In the course of his tenure with the lottery he has been an invited speaker at conferences held by the Public Gaming Research Institute and the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.