Rose J. Hudson became the Louisiana Lottery’s fourth President/CEO in June 2006. Under her leadership, the past seven years have ranked among the most successful in the Lottery’s 22-year history. Fiscal year 2013 was the Lottery’s second best ever; transfers to Louisiana K-12 education surpassed $156 million, exceeding the state's expectations by over $23 million and brought cumulative transfers to more than $2.7 billion.
Rose is also an industry leader, currently serving as secretary of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries and having previously served as its Region II Director. She is also vice president of the Multi-State Lottery Association, a non-profit organization of 33-member lotteries which operates a collection of multi-jurisdictional lottery games, Including Mega Millions and Powerball. In addition, the group tapped Rose as chairman of its Powerball Game Group, which manages the game’s $2 million annual budget, rules, and policies.
Rose utilizes her time and talents to benefit the community through her current service on the boards of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. She has previously served on the boards of the Association of Junior League International, Louisiana United Negro College Fund and Louisiana Art and Science Museum.
In addition to her community service, Rose was inducted to the Nicholls State University Louisiana Center for Women and Government Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2011, she was named one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Louisiana” by the National Diversity Council and a Volunteer Activist by the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation. In 2004, she was recognized as an Influential Women in Business by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, a Sales and Marketing Executive Marketer of the Year honoree, and was named LSU Masters of Public Administration Alumnus of the Year by the Department of Public Administration at LSU.