Rose Hudson became the Louisiana Lottery Corporation’s fourth President/CEO in June 2006. Rose oversees Lottery operations as well as 124 employees.
Rose earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Dillard University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management from LSU. She also holds designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
She began her career as a Fiscal Analyst at the Louisiana Legislative Fiscal Office. She first joined the Lottery during its inception in 1991 as the Executive Resource Director. After working extensively with the start-up of the Lottery, she moved on to the Department of Social Services as its Undersecretary and later to the Department of Education as an Assistant Superintendent. In 2000, Rose returned to the Lottery as a Senior Vice President, where she managed benefits administration, personnel functions, statewide special events and governmental relations.
Under her leadership, the past eight years have ranked among the most successful in the Lottery’s 23-year history. Fiscal year 2014 was the Lottery’s second best ever with Louisiana K-12 education transfers surpassing $161 million.
In addition to fulfilling the Lottery’s mission of raising maximum revenue for the state, Rose is recognized as an innovator who is diligent about quality, integrity and public trust. During her tenure, the Louisiana Lottery became the first Lottery in the country to receive industry verification of its quality assurance processes. The Lottery also ranks second in the country for percentage of revenue transferred to its government.
An industry leader, Rose serves as president of the Multi-State Lottery Association, (MUSL), a nonprofit organization of 35 member lotteries, which operates a collection of multi-jurisdictional lottery games, including Powerball. Last year, the group tapped Rose as chairman of its Powerball Game Group to manage the game’s $2 million annual budget, rules and policies. In addition, Rose is treasurer of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) having previously served as its Region II Director and secretary.
She utilizes her time and talents to benefit the community as well through current service on the boards of the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, Mary Bird Perkins Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, Foundation for Woman’s Hospital and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, as well as previous service on the boards of the Association of Junior League International and the Louisiana United Negro College Fund. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and The Links Inc.
In addition to community service, Rose was recently honored with Dillard University’s 2015 “David Dillard” Award of Excellence and has previously received the following:
- Louisiana State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business’s Hall of Distinction 2014 induction
- LSU’s Women’s Center’s Esprit de Femme Award for 2014
- Nicholls State University Louisiana Center for Women and Government’s 2012 Hall of Fame induction
- National Diversity Council’s 2011 “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Louisiana” designation
- Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation’s 2011 Volunteer Activist designation
- Louisiana Women’s Summit’s 2011Pathfinder Award
- Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Influential Women in Business” honoree for 2007
- Sales and Marketing Executive’s 2007 Marketer of the Year Award
- LSU Public Administration Institute’s 2007 Masters of Public Administration Alumnus of the Year Award