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Meet the Lottery's Commissioners

A select group of five men and women help guide the Lottery management team on how to increase sales, add to public education budgets and provide entertaining games for customers.  Meet the members of the Lottery Commission - our decision makers!

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Lottery Management Team

LOTTERY MANAGEMENT TEAM

The leadership behind the California Lottery.

 directorHugo López
Director

Hugo López, Director for the California State Lottery, most recently served as chief deputy director at the California Department of Motor Vehicles. He served as director of administration at the California State Treasurer’s Office from 2000 to 2013, director at the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission from 1999 to 2000 and was chief budget consultant for the California State Assembly from 1997 to 1999. López was a staff finance budget analyst at the California Department of Finance from 1989 to 1997 and a business tax representative at the California Board of Equalization from 1987 to 1989.


  • Nicole Soluri
    Chief Deputy Director & Acting Chief Counsel
  • Vacant 
    Chief Counsel
  • Nicholas Buchen
    Deputy Director
    Finance
  • Sharon Allen 
    Deputy Director
    Sales & Marketing
  • David Cole
    Deputy Director
    Sales
  • Jim Hasegawa
    Deputy Director
    Business Planning and Research
  • Shann Setter
    Deputy Director Security & Law Enforcement
  • Russ Lopez
    Deputy Director
    Corporate Communications
  • Terry Murphy
    Deputy Director
    Operations
  • Paula Negrete
    Deputy Director
    External Affairs
  • Chris Riesen
    Deputy Director
    Information Technology Services
  • Michele Tong
    Assistant Deputy Director
    Sales & Marketing
  • Roberto Zavala
    Chief Internal Auditor
  • Vincent Espinosa 
    Chief Enterprise
    Risk Officer
  • Vacant 
    Deputy Director
    Human Resources