Alice Garland: Executive Director, North Carolina Education Lottery
Alice Garland helped start the N.C. Education Lottery with its first executive director, Tom Shaheen, and served as deputy executive director for legislative and corporate communications since the lottery began operations in March 2006. For more than 25 years, she has served in executive posts handling governmental affairs and communications, including positions as assistant secretary for communications and external affairs with the N.C. Department of Commerce; state director of the U.S. Senate office of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards; and director of public affairs for ElectriCities of North Carolina. She served previously in similar posts in the former N.C. Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, the N.C. Department of Transportation, and the State Employees Association of North Carolina.
Garland, a native of Greeneville, Tenn., has lived in Raleigh for over 40 years. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary with a major in urban studies and a minor in economics and received a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a member of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club for 20 years and served six years on the board of director of the Public School Forum. She is married and has three adult children.