For Immediate Release
January 7, 2022
For Information, Contact:
Carole Bober Gentry
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Hires New Managing Director, Sales and Marketing
Lottery veteran worked for Georgia and Connecticut lotteries
(Baltimore) – Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin today announced the hiring of the agency’s new Managing Director, Sales and Marketing, Solomon Ramsey. A Lottery veteran with more than 20 years in the industry, Ramsey will take over the role previously held by Martin, who was appointed to the director’s position by Governor Hogan in July 2021.
“Solomon’s broad range of knowledge and in-depth understanding of the lottery business from a sales and marketing perspective will allow him to walk in the door and hit the ground running,” said Martin. “He will be a tremendous asset as we continue developing new opportunities for growth through retailer expansion as well as new marketing and promotional initiatives.”
Ramsey began his lottery career at the Georgia Lottery, where he worked his way up from sales rep to become the statewide product manager for all lottery monitor games. Following his time in Georgia, he returned to his home state of Connecticut where spent more than ten years as both the Director of New Business Development, Retailer Services and Licensing and as the Director of Sales. During his tenure there, he led his team to record-breaking sales. Ramsey was also instrumental in launching Keno in the state in 2016, recruiting major bars and restaurant chains like Sliders and Buffalo Wild Wings to become lottery retailers.
A graduate of the Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, Ramsey is a former U.S. Marine Corps reservist. The married father of four sons is a longtime youth football coach and active volunteer. He begins his new position at Maryland Lottery and Gaming this month.
Since its inception in 1973, the Maryland Lottery has awarded more than $29.8 billion in prizes to players and contributed more than $17.9 billion to the State of Maryland. One of Maryland’s largest revenue sources, the Lottery supports important state programs and services including education, public safety and health, human resources and the environment. For more information, go to mdlottery.com. Please remember to play responsibly and within your budget. For confidential help or information about gambling problems, visit mdgamblinghelp.org or call 1-800-426-2537.
Carole Bober Gentry
Managing Director, Communications
Maryland Lottery and Gaming
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330
Baltimore, MD 21230
Maryland Lottery and Gaming contributed $1.391 billion to the State of Maryland in FY2021. Please play responsibly.