BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Lottery announced that Larry Polowski has been appointed to the Lottery’s executive team as the new Deputy Director of Sales. He joins the Idaho Lottery after an extensive and distinguished business career, most recently as the Director of Sales for KTRV Channel 12 in Nampa, Idaho.
“I am pleased to appoint Larry Polowski to the management team of the Idaho Lottery,” said Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director. “Larry has been successful throughout his business career. He brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a fresh perspective to the lottery that will help us to achieve continued success in years to come.”
Polowski accepted the Deputy Director of Sales position following the retirement of Shannon Helppie, who had been with the Idaho Lottery for twenty-four years.
“When you play the Lottery, all the benefits stay in Idaho. I am looking forward to being a part of an organization that provides meaningful, tangible benefits to the citizens and schools of Idaho,” said Polowski.
Mr. Polowski attended Boise State University (BSU) where he studied Criminal Justice Administration and was a member of the BSU football team. Following his time at BSU, he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He is a 34-year veteran of the advertising and broadcasting business. In addition to his time at KTRV, his career includes experience as a partner and owner of advertising agencies Canyon Diversified Advertising and The Robert James Agency. He was also local sales manager for KIDO-AM, an account manager for KIVI-TV, and local and general sales manager for KBOI-TV. Mr. Polowski is an avid sports fan and has provided color commentary on numerous live television and radio sports broadcasts over the years including Boise State University and the University of Idaho.
Polowski joins a highly experienced Idaho Lottery executive team that includes Director Anderson (9 years with the Lottery), Chief Operating Officer – Becky Schroeder (25 years with the Lottery), Deputy Director of Marketing – Sherie Moody-St. Clair, (21 years with the Lottery), and Deputy Director of Security – Amber French (19 years with the Lottery).