Pollard Banknote has appointed May Scheve Reardon as VP of government relations with responsibility for government and legislative affairs.

Prior to joining Pollard Banknote, Ms. Reardon served as the Director of the Missouri Lottery for 13 years, where she provided exceptional leadership both to the Lottery and within the lottery industry. In 2019, she was elected to the Public Gaming Research Institute (PGRI) Lottery Industry Hall of Fame in recognition of her outstanding contributions.

As Director of the Missouri Lottery, Ms. Reardon increased the Lottery’s annual contributions to public education from $250 million to over $400 million and started many new initiatives including the introduction of cashless sales for lottery, the establishment of a highly successful Million Dollar Retailer Club, and new measures to fight illegal gaming in the state.

Ms. Reardon has also held numerous other leadership positions within the industry including serving as President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) and the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), which operates Powerball on behalf of its member lotteries.

“After working closely with Pollard Banknote for many years in various roles throughout the lottery industry, I am excited to be joining their organization. Pollard Banknote has always proven to be a forward-thinking company that continuously provides outstanding products and services to lotteries around the world, and I look forward to being a part of that,” Ms. Reardon said.

“We are thrilled to welcome May Scheve Reardon to our team. May’s stellar reputation precedes her as she brings an unmatched wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role and will serve as a valuable resource to our customers. Her in-depth understanding of the industry and all facets of the lottery business will ensure that Pollard Banknote continues to offer the best support to our lottery partners in order to maximize funds for the good causes they support,” Jennifer Westbury, Executive Vice President, Sales & Customer Development at Pollard Banknote, said.

Ms. Reardon is currently the Chair of the Women in Lottery Leadership (WILL) mentorship program and serves as Chair of the NASPL iLottery subcommittee.

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Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.


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