The Delaware State Lottery announced the appointment of Helene M. Keeley to the position of deputy director, effective Nov, 12.

As deputy director, Keeley will be responsible for overseeing a number of functions within the office, including finance, human resources, technology and security.

Keeley is known in the Delaware Lottery and national gaming communities having served for 22 years as a member of the Delaware General Assembly and and a long-standing member and current vice-chair of the House Gaming and Pari-mutuel Committee. She is an active leader of the National Conference of Legislators from Gaming States. She served as the past president of NCLGS from 2014 to 2016 and more recently as vice president of its executive committee and member of its Committees on Pari-Mutuels and State-Federal Relations.

Prior to joining the State Lottery, Keeley will have spent 14 years at the Department of Labor where she currently manages daily operations for the Business Services Unit of the Division of Employment and Training. Her prior experience also includes 16 years with Rosenbluth International where she rose to the position of Global Implementation Manager, overseeing the creation and launch of multiple worldwide office locations. These positions have provided her with experience in policy and procedures, human resources, technology and security issues, as well as with managing multi-million dollar budgets.