Norwalk businesswoman Winston appointed to lottery board

By Evan Fallor

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Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, announced this week his appointment of the owner of Norwalk-based Winston Strategic Partners LLC to the board of directors for the Connecticut Lottery Corp.

Diane Winston, who operates the business communications consulting firm based on West Cedar Street, was appointed to the board Monday.

“It is my honor to serve on the lottery’s board of directors,” Winston said in a statement.  “The financial contributions our state lottery makes to the many programs our communities rely – public health, libraries, public safety, education and more – fuels my passion and effort to promote strong communities for everyone across Connecticut.”

Duff said the state lottery board contributed $319.5 million to the state’s General Fund last year, and said he was excited to bring Winston onto the 13-person board.

“With over 30 years of corporate and consulting experience as a communications professional, Diane Winston will bring an unparalleled skill set to the lottery’s board of directors,” Duff said in a statement. “Diane’s calm demeanor and judicious approach will be a valuable contribution to the board.”

The state lottery board meets monthly and is responsible for new game initiatives and revising existing game components.

Winston Strategic Partners, which was founded in 2005, develops strategies for stakeholders and conducts professional talent development seminars. Winston also spent 20 years in executive positions with Citibank.

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Evan Fallor covers county government, retail, education and tourism for the Westchester County Business Journal. He previously worked as a town reporter for the Republican-American (Waterbury, Ct.) and the News-Times (Danbury, Ct.). He holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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