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Former lotto commissioner tapped to lead DNR

Scott Bowen
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Scott Bowen

After months of interim leadership the Michigan Department of Natural Resources now has a new director

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is appointing attorney and former Michigan Lottery Commissioner Scott Bowen to lead the DNR.

His predecessor had left the department earlier this year to manage a different agency. He then left that position to take a job at a university.

Bowen has held several positions in government, including a Wyoming district court judgeship and a director role within the Office of the State Employer.

Bowen served as lottery commissioner for a little over nine years—from 2008 to 2017.

Most recently, he’s been working in the private sector for a technology company that works with the Michigan Lottery.

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