On March 29, 2017, the Michigan Senate Committee for Regulatory Reform held a hearing with regard to the appointment of Aric Nesbitt, who was named Lottery Commissioner by Governor Snyder on February 17, 2017. No objections were raised in during the hearing, and the Committee took no formal action. Under Article 5, Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution the Senate has until April 19, 2017, to disapprove Mr. Nesbitt’s appointment, or the confirmation stands confirmed.
In answering questions from various Senators, Nesbitt highlighted his commitment to keep the Michigan Lottery fresh and up to date with new ideas, opportunities and technology. According to Mr. Nesbitt, this commitment, in part, is what makes Michigan a top-5 state in terms of Lottery offerings.
Mr. Nesbitt is the ninth commissioner and succeeds the most recent and longest serving Lottery Commissioner, M. Scott Bowen, who has taken a position as senior vice president, business development, with NeoPollard Interactive, LLC, an iLottery provider to the State Lottery.