Scott appoints lottery commission head

Daniel Rachek
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) A former FBI official will take the helm of the Vermont Lottery Commission.

Gov. Phil Scott announced Wednesday that Daniel Rachek will take the job starting in November. The 22 year FBI veteran led Vermont's FBI office for six years and oversaw a staff of 20 employees.

Scott said Rachek's experience with the FBI, as well as his background as a certified public accountant, make him qualified to lead the department.

The position has been vacant since Greg Smith left the job nearly a year ago. As the new commissioner, Rachek will also oversee the merger of the commission with the Department of Liquor Control. A task force is set to meet for the first time in September to develop a plan that will be presented to the Legislature in 2018.