Effective November 1, 2021, BCLC’s Dan Beebe will assume the role of Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO), replacing Brad Desmarais, who announced his retirement to the organization on September 8, 2021.
Beebe steps into the COO role on an interim basis while BCLC takes the time necessary to fill the role permanently, including through an internal and external recruitment process.
Previously BCLC’s Director of Lottery Strategic Development, Beebe brings extensive industry experience, including previous leadership roles in digital services, eLottery and strategic business development. Through a commitment to collaboration with industry partners, he has successfully developed and championed strategies to sustain and grow BCLC’s land-based and online channels, for the benefit of players and communities across B.C.
Lynda Cavanaugh continues in the role of BCLC’s Interim President & CEO, while Jim Lightbody continues his medical leave to undergo cancer treatment and recovery.
BCLC conducts and manages lottery, casino, bingo and online gambling on behalf of the province for the benefit of British Columbians.