Mr. Anderson serves citizens of the Gem State in two roles. Governor Brad Little appointed him as Director of the Idaho Lottery and as Director of the Idaho State Liquor Division (ISLD) on January 4, 2019. Anderson has been Idaho Lottery Director since 2007 and Idaho State Liquor Division Director since 2010. During his years of service, the Lottery and Liquor Division have combined to return over a billion dollars in dividends from product sales to the People of Idaho.
Mr. Anderson is a Past-Chairman of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) Board of Directors, Past-President of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) Board of Directors, and a Past-President of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL) Board of Directors. He came to state service after twenty-six years in broadcasting, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of CBS television affiliates KBOI (Boise) and KIDK (Idaho Falls). Mr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from California State University, Chico. He is the father of four children, grandfather of six, and resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife of 38 years, Theresa Anderson.