Lottery Commission

Learn about our Commission Members, appointed either by the Governor or the Legislature

Commission Members

Photo: Mr. Brad Adcock
Mr. Brad Adcock
Term expires August 31, 2023. Appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper

Brad Adcock, a native of Roxboro, is a retired government affairs professional. He has more than 36 years’ experience in government affairs, serving as vice president of government affairs for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina from 1978 to 2014 and for one year as director of legislative affairs for Gov. Roy Cooper.

Adcock served previously as a member the UNC Board of Governors, the Appalachian State University Board of Trustees, the NC FREE Board of Directors, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the N.C. Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America Board of Trustees, and the North Carolina Child Advocacy Institute Board of Associates.

He has received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Gov. Pat McCrory and Gov. Roy Cooper, an Outstanding Service Award from Appalachian State University, and an Outstanding Alumni Award from The College of Arts and Science at Appalachian State University.

Adcock is a graduate of Appalachian State University where he received a bachelor’s of arts in political science and did graduate work in political science. In 2014, Appalachian State University honored Adcock with a doctor of humane letters.

Adcock lives in Cary with his wife, Martha. They have two children and two grandchildren. He is a member of First United Methodist Church of Cary.

Adcock serves as chairman of the commission and chairs the Revenue Generating Committee.

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Mr. Morgan Beam
Term expires August 31, 2021 - Appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory

Morgan Beam, a Union County native, leads the business development efforts in the Triangle and Eastern North Carolina for the Samet Corporation in Raleigh. As part of his duties, he is a licensed real estate agent and is involved with numerous industry organizations. Before joining Samet, Beam worked in state government serving the North Carolina Senate and working for the Office of the Governor. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and completed an international marketing program at the Universitat de València in Spain.

He currently serves on Wake County Public School’s Construction Technology Career Academy Board. The board works with private industry to place a strong importance on career-readiness and post high school success.

Beam has lived in Raleigh since 2012. He attends Trinity Baptist Church in North Raleigh.

Beam serves on the Revenue Generating Committee.

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Mr. Randy Jones
Term expires August 31, 2022. Appointed by House Speaker Tim Moore

Randy Jones, a native of Johnston County, is a Real Estate Broker, working with Partners Commercial Realty of Smithfield. He is also general managing partner of RJS Limited and owner of JonRae LLC. He has over 35 years of experience in retail and customer service, working with Jones Brothers Furniture, a family business. He has experience in sales, logistics, management, project management, advertising and purchasing. He has an associate of applied science degree in business data processing. He currently serves as chair of the Economic Development Board of Johnston County and chair of the Planning Board for the Town of Pine Level. He is a past president of the Pine Level Lions Club.

Jones and his wife, Renee, lives in Pine Level. They have a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren

Jones serves on the Operations and Personnel Committee.

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Mr. Nigel Long
Term expires August 31, 2022. Appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper.

Nigel Long is founder and Senior Managing Director of Trade Street Advisors, LLC, an investment banking firm with associates in Charlotte, Washington DC, Chicago, and New York. He is a seasoned investment banker with 25 years of experience and serves as a senior advisor to Fortune 500 companies and CEOs of some of the nation’s largest Minority Owned Businesses, primarily African-American-, Hispanic- and Asian-owned.

Long is also founder and President of The Dilworth Companies, Inc., a private investment firm that has invested in or advised on nearly $1 billion worth of private equity and real estate transactions. His investment banking career began at First Union Securities.

Long has served on the boards of directors of several private companies and civic organizations, including the Charlotte Community Capital Fund which he helped launch for the City of Charlotte. In 2018, he was appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the Board of Trustees for the NC Supplemental Retirement Plan which governs the NC 401(k)/457 Plans and the NC 403(b) Program valued at over $14.5 billion.

Long contributed to national studies and reports including, “The Minority Business Challenge: Democratizing Capital for Emerging Domestic Markets” (U.S. Dept. of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency/the Milken Institute), and the “Financial Innovations in Low Income Communities” project. He was an invited guest at The White House for urban policy briefings during the terms of President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and President Donald Trump.

Long attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration. He resides in Charlotte with his wife Christy.

Long is a member of the Revenue Generating Committee.

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Mr. Nick Picerno
Term expires Aug. 31, 2023. Appointed by House Speaker Tim Moore

Nick Picerno, a retired businessman from Seven Lakes in Moore County, is board chairman of Southern Software Inc. of Southern Pines. Picerno founded the company, which develops and sells software to local governments and law enforcement agencies, in 1988. In addition to his business career, Picerno has extensive experience in local government, serving in various posts in Moore County. He was elected to two terms to the Moore County Board of Commissioners, serving from 2008 to 2016 and served as commission chairman for five years. He also served two terms as a District Director of the N.C. Association of County Commissioners, representing Moore, Richmond, Anson and Montgomery counties. Previously, he served on the Moore County Board of Health and the Moore County Department of Social Services Board. A native of Carthage, Picerno received a bachelor's degree in science teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978. He and his wife, Jan, have three adult children and five grandchildren. They are members of Seven Lakes Baptist Church.

Picerno serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

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Mr. Jason Roth
Term expires Aug. 31, 2023. Appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger

Jason Roth is currently the CFO and president of ATM USA. He joined the company in 2005. He also co-owns and helps oversee multiple Mosquito Authority franchises across the country.

Roth began his professional career as a tax consultant with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in Charlotte. After several years of service there, Roth moved to Raleigh and became the chief operating officer for US Armored, LLC. He also served on the board of directors for the Independent Armored Car Operators Association.

Roth now lives in Cary with his wife, two daughters, and son.

Roth chairs the commission’s Finance and Audit Committee.

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Mr. Chris L. Shew
Term expires August 31, 2021. Appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory

Chris Shew is sheriff of Wilkes County, where he has served in law enforcement for 33 years. A Wilkes County native, Shew graduated from East Wilkes High School. After high school, he went to work for the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office where he held positions as a deputy sheriff, detention officer, sergeant and captain in the Patrol Division, chief detective and chief deputy. He also served as a reserve officer for the Wilkesboro Policy Department. Shew has received the N.C. Advanced Service Award and the Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate from the N.C. Sheriff’s Education and Training Standards Commission. His civic contributions include service as a board member of the Wilkes Law Enforcement Association and the Roaring River Volunteer Fire Department. Shew was elected sheriff in 2010. He lives in Wilkesboro with his wife, Janet, and three children.

Shew serves as vice-chair of the commission and chairs the Operations and Personnel Committee.

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Mr. Jody Tyson
Term expires August 31, 2022. Appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger

Jody Tyson is the managing partner of Taylor-Tyson Funeral Service in Snow Hill. He completed secondary education at Fayetteville Technical Institute’s School of Funeral Service Education and Mount Olive College. In 2005, Tyson was a gubernatorial appointee to serve a term on the N.C. Board of Funeral Service.

A native of Greene County, Tyson is a former member of the Greene County Board of Elections and the Greene County Board of Health where he served multiple years as its Vice-Chairman. With a strong belief that one is to give back to their community and fellow man, Tyson serves on the Board of Directors of the Greene County Community Foundation and in 2013 established the Tyson Endowment for charitable purposes that is administered by the N.C. Foundation for Christian Ministries.

Appointed in August 2012, Tyson is the longest serving member of the commission.

Tyson resides on the Fields-Stocks-Tyson Farm, which is designated as a Century Farm by the N.C. Department of Agriculture, with his wife, Tanya, and their two daughters.

Tyson serves on the Finance and Audit Committee.

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Ms. Pamela D. Whitaker
Term expires August 31, 2021. Appointed by Gov. Roy Cooper

Pam Whitaker, a Triad native, is a retired human relations professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the field. She was founder, owner and CEO of Key Resources, Inc., a full-service, staffing service specializing in distribution, manufacturing, and logistics founded in 1997. She is a Certified Staffing Professional with the American Staffing Association and a member of The Society for Human Resource Management.

Whitaker served previously on the lottery commission, from 2008 to 2012. She has also served on boards and with civic organizations including the Board of Visitors for UNC-Greensboro, the Preservation Greensboro Executive Board, the Board of Trustees for Greensboro College, and First Citizens Bank Board of Trustees.

She was the first woman to be recognized as Small Business Person of the Year by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, the first recipient of the Women in Business Award presented by the Triad Business Journal, and CEO of the Year in the Triad in 2017. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem.

Whitaker and her husband, Garry, live in Winston-Salem.

Whitaker serves on the Operations and Personnel Committee.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Unless otherwise specified, meetings will be held at the North Carolina Education Lottery Headquarters at a time to be designated by the Chair.

For questions or further information contact Felicia Adams at Felicia.Adams@lotterync.net or 919-301-3309.

Meetings Schedule
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
(recent at top)
*Future dates subject to change
June 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes
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