Multi-State Lottery Association
Charles Strutt, Executive Director

Chuck Strutt was the first employee at MUSL, beginning in December 1987. He manages the daily operations of MUSL and has primary responsibility for implementing the decisions of the MUSL Board of Directors. He was named one of the Top 100 Marketers in the nation by Advertising Age magazine; has been profiled in Forbes magazine; was awarded the Power's Award for significant contributions to the lottery industry, shared Public Gaming Research Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award with Steve Wynn, and has been inducted into the Lottery Hall of Fame. Before joining MUSL, Chuck's lottery experience included managing the instant game show and the on-line game for the Iowa Lottery. He was also a member of a technical committee to establish a multi-state lottery game. He received his doctorate of jurisprudence degree from Drake University Law School and has worked as an administrative law judge presiding over hearings regarding occupational safety and health, bingo licenses, sales tax permits, corporate and individual income tax, and professional licenses. Chuck also has a degree in Journalism and, for several years, wrote a humor column appearing in Iowa newspapers.

J. Bret Toyne, Deputy Executive Director / CFO

As Deputy Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Bret Toyne is actively involved in the diverse phases of the Multi-State Lottery Association's (MUSL) operation. He manages the Association's annual budget of $5.5 million and is responsible for all fiscal operations, investments and portfolio administration. The Association also looks to Bret for statistical analysis, projections and game modeling. He has been with the Multi-State Lottery Association since January 1988. Prior to joining the Association, Bret was an audit supervisor with the Iowa Office of the State Auditor. He supervised and performed audits of the Iowa State Treasurer's Office, the Department of Health and Human Services and a majority of the Community Colleges located in Iowa. Bret is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. He received his bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa.

Wayne Dolezal, Director of Business and Legal Affairs

As Director of Business and Legal Affairs, Wayne Dolezal coordinates contractual, legal and administrative activities of the organization. Dolezal joined the Multi-State Lottery Association in October 2001. Prior to joining the Association, he served as Legal Counsel to the Nebraska Lottery since 1994. Previous to that he served as staff attorney for the Nebraska Department of Revenue since 1989. Dolezal has also taught as Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska for ten years, and co-authored the college-level “Comprehensive Tax Textbook”. Dolezal received his doctorate of jurisprudence degree with honors from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1988, and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Peru State College in 1985.

Kathy Renaud, Administrative Assistant

Kathy Renaud joined the Multi-State Lottery Association in June, 2004. She serves several roles in the organization including front office duties and provides support in the accounting department along with back up for the draw managers. Prior to joining MUSL, Kathy was in the banking industry for 15 years in the Personnel and Comptrollerís offices, and with the Urbandale Community School District for 15 years serving various capacities.

Barb Niccum, Project Manager

Barb is the newest member of the Multi-State Lottery Association team. As a Project Manager, she facilitates planning and execution of both short and long term projects, as well as meeting coordination and planning. She comes to MUSL with a background in City Government, specifically public records; police report analysis and criminal reporting to other government agencies. Barb has spent more than 15 years in retail management and training. She has also been involved in both large and small scale event and meeting productions.

Gene A. Schaller, Controller

Gene Schaller joined the Multi-State Lottery Association in February, 1995 and has responsibilities in the accounting and investment functions. Prior to joining MUSL, Gene was an investment officer for the Iowa Employees Retirement System. Gene is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.


Shannon Underwood, Senior Accountant

Shannon Underwood joined the Multi-State Lottery Association in October, 1998 and has responsibilities in the general accounting and payroll functions. Prior to joining MUSL, Shannon was an accountant with Integra Health and an auditor at the State Auditor's Office of Iowa. Shannon is a Certified Public Accountant and received a bachelor's degree from Central College.


Candace Ranfeld, Accountant

Candace Ranfeld joined the Multi-State Lottery Association in May 2014, and has responsibilities in the accounting functions. Prior to joining MUSL, Candace was with Kum & Go Store Support Center. Candace received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from William Penn University in May 2002.

Information Technology & Security
Eddie Tipton, Director of Information Security

As Director of Security, Eddie is responsible for evaluating and providing direction on the security infrastructures within current and future member lottery operations. He additionally provides application design and support services for MUSL-sponsored projects. Prior to joining MUSL, Eddie was the Executive Vice President and a Partner at Systems Evolution Incorporated where he was responsible for LAN Management Security and Outsourcing, Network Operations, and Hosting. He brings 20 years of design, development, security, and general IT experience with him. Mr. Tipton is a certified developer and instructor on multiple technologies, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and received his bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and Finance from the University of Houston.

Jason Maher, Network Administrator

Jasonís role as Network Administrator has expanded to the planning, purchase, implementation, and configuration of each device and cable created on the network. He has worked in IT since 1996 when he began a technology consulting company providing computer design sales and service for retail and business customers. Jason has his A+ and Network+ certifications and holds class completion certificates from VmWare and from F5 for their BIG-IP line of LTM devices. Jason is also responsible for the hardware design and build of the True-RNGís sold by MUSL as well as computers used by MUSL staff.

Jerry Bossard, System Administrator

As System Administrator, Jerry is responsible for supporting and maintaining servers, planning for and responding to service outages, assisting with technical support for hosted sites, maintaining MUSL's web site information and managing backup systems. Prior to joining MUSL, Jerry was an Application Specialist for Konica Minolta Business Solutions (KMBS), USA where he was responsible for configuration and connectivity of KMBS products to all system environments of KMBS customers within the area of Des Moines, IA. Prior to KMBS, Jerry spent two years at Carrier Access Inc. as the System Administator. Jerry brings 10 years of technical support, troubleshooting and general IT experience with him. Jerry is A+ and Network+ certified by CompTIA and received his bachelor's degree in Physics with a minor in Math from Simpson College of Indianola, IA.

Sue E. Dooley, Senior Drawing Manager / Production Coordinator

Sue E. Dooley received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1984. Before joining MUSL in May 1988, she was the assistant director at one of the largest child care facilities in the Midwest. Dooley is responsible for testing and maintenance of the drawing equipment and the daily contact with the production studio, satellite uplink facilities, broadcast stations, and auditors at each of the member lottery sites.

Noelle Krueger, Drawing Manager

Noelle joined the Multi-State Lottery Association in May 2000. Prior to joining MUSL, Noelle was with Wells Fargo Card Services for 5 years. Noelle is responsible for performing draw duties for 2by2, Powerball, Hot Lotto and Wildcard 2. Noelle attended Des Moines Area Community College.

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