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Daniels names interim Hoosier Lottery director

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Megan Ornellas will serve as interim director of the Hoosier Lottery until a replacement can be found for Kathryn Densborn, who resigned following a flap over her lavish spending on a new headquarters.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' administration announced Ornellas' appointment Monday. Ornellas is the chief of staff for the Family and Social Services Administration, the state's largest agency. Ornellas will begin her duties Tuesday.

Densborn came under fire earlier this month following reports of lavish spending on the move to a 35,000-square-foot office that included a $25,000 workout gym.

Before becoming FSSA's chief of staff, Ornellas was the agency's chief financial officer.

Daniels Chief of Staff Earl Goode said the governor has set high standards for economy and appearances at the lottery, and he insists on "rigorous enforcement."

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  • gym
    One of the fattest states in the US and she catches flack for building a gym for employees?
  • interesting
    interesting how quickly the lottery director resigned compared with cindy hoye, director of the indiana state fair. i guess excessive spending is more offensive than the deaths of concert attendees.
  • According to Earl Goode they got us covered
    Mitch checked her out real good she is not into body building and not into fine art....so she is not likely to BLOW taxpayer money.

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