Governor O'Malley Appoints Diane McGraw to the Maryland Lottery Commission
ANNAPOLIS, MD (January 9, 2009) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced the appointment of Diane L. McGraw of Worcester County to the Maryland Lottery Commission. The Maryland State Lottery Commission serves as an advisory board to the State Lottery Agency. The Commission’s nine members are appointed to four-year terms by the Governor with Senate advice and consent. The Governor also appoints a liaison member from the Maryland Racing Commission. In November 2008, the Commission assumed responsibility for regulating the operation of video lottery terminals in Maryland.
“I am proud to appoint Ms. McGraw to the Maryland Lottery Commission,” said Governor O’Malley. “Ms. McGraw brings a wealth of expertise in the computer programming and national security industry and is a long time civic volunteer for a number of organizations. I am confident that together with the other members of the Lottery Commission, they will oversee the operations of video lottery terminals in the State of Maryland with the utmost integrity and with the best interest of the citizens of Maryland in mind.”
Ms. McGraw retired from the National Security Agency in January of 2001 after 24 years of service. During her career, Ms. McGraw deployed computer systems to military bases worldwide, wrote user manuals, designed user templates, designed a communications subsystem, programmed super computers, served as a technical representative on projects and managed technical personnel. She served at the highest level of the National Security Agency as Civilian Assistant to NSA/CSS Directors from 1998 to 1999.
Ms. McGraw is a member-at-large for the Worcester County Commission for Women, is a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County where she also served as President from 2003 to 2004, is a docent of the Worcester County Veteran Memorial, is a member of the Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation, is the treasurer of the Women’s Club of Ocean Pines, a member of the Ocean Pines Association, and serves as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Community Activities and a member of the Website Design and Support team for the Parke at Ocean Pines Association.
Ms. McGraw received her Associate’s degree in 1982 from Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1985 and received her Master of Science in Computer Science from the Johns Hopkins University in 1988. She has been a Maryland resident since 1947.
In December of last year, Governor O’Malley announced the appointments of Kimberly Robertson of Prince George’s County, Howard Dennis of Montgomery County, Ray Presley of Allegany County, and Vernon Boozer of Baltimore County to the expanded Commission, and announced the appointments of Linda Read of Cecil County, Ella Pierce of Baltimore City, and Chairman Donald C. Fry to the Facility Location Commission.