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On the Move
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Steve Callender has recently been named senior vice president of operations for Resorts Atlantic City, pending CCC approval. He will oversee the following departments for Resorts Atlantic City: slot machine operations; security; hotel, food and beverage; table games; credit; casino accounting; surveillance; internal audit; and information technology.
COSMOPOLITAN RESORT & CASINO
Marc H. Rubinstein has been named to the company's executive team. A well-respected gaming industry veteran, he will serve as general counsel, where he will oversee the company's legal and regulatory affairs. Most recently, Rubinstein served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, as well as compliance officer, for Wynn Resorts Ltd. During his six years at Wynn, Rubinstein managed an international team of attorneys. Previously he served seven years as Caesars Palace's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary
FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT & CASINO
Jay Chesterton has been named vice president of hotel operations and food & beverage at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino & Special Events Center. He brings with him 25 years of gaming industry experience, most recently as vice president of food & beverage at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort and at Resorts Casino Hotel, both in Atlantic City, N.J. Chesterton also held senior management positions at the Trump Castle Hotel Casino and the Golden Nugget, also in Atlantic City.
Linda Powers has been named vice president of marketing at Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino. She brings with her more than 20 years of casino marketing experience. Powers most recently served as senior vice president of marketing for Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. In her current role, Powers will direct the efforts of advertising and media, public relations, special events and promotions, entertainment, player development, database marketing, market research and bus and players club marketing.
Trevor Roots has been named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. In his position, Roots will oversee the company's accounting, auditing, financial analysis and planning, along with tax and treasury matters. Roots' career representing technology companies in financial and operational capacities spans almost two decades. Prior to joining InfoGenesis, he held several positions at Sierra Monolithics, including chief operating officer, chief financial officer and senior vice president.
Mark Tapling has been named chief operating officer. He will drive implementation of the company's guest experience management vision in the marketplace. Tapling most recently served as the chief executive officer of Everypath, located in Santa Clara, Calif. During his tenure, he established the mobile task automation category and shipped products to more than 100 customers in 26 countries around the world. Earlier in his career he also served as chief executive officer for ServiceWare Techonologies.NAGRA
The North American Gaming Regulators Association recently announced the election of new directors and officers. President Kathy Baertsch of the Montana Gambling Control Division will now serve a one-year term as immediate past president, and Immediate Past President Billy Atkins of the Texas Lottery Commission will be leaving the board.
Mary DiGiacomo Collins of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board was elected Eastern Regional Director. A former judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, she spent the last 18 years of her career in public service as a judge and a prosecutor. She was elected to the court in 1990 and retained by election in 2000. Colins presided over cases of all types, primarily jury trials.
Rick Saville, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General in British Columbia, was re-elected Canadian Regional Director. He has been involved with the regulation of gaming in British Columbia since 1989. Saville is responsible for approving the persons and companies providing gaming goods or services to the gaming industry in British Columbia and also for approval and certification of gaming equipment.
Don Dutton of the New Mexico Gaming Control Board was elected vice-president. He has been a board member since his appointment by Gov. Bill Richardson in January 2003. Prior to Dutton's appointment he had a general civil law practice in Ruidoso, N.M. since 1983, and has represented various governmental entities in that capacity. He is a past president of the Do¤a Ana County Bar, Lincoln County Bar.
Dale Fuga, chief operating officer of the Manitoba Gaming Control Commission, was elected president. He is responsible for all operational units within the commission including gaming integrity, gaming compliance and corporate services. Fuga has been involved with gaming regulation since 1987 when he began as an auditor with the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation.
Beverley Bird has been appointed vice president of marketing. She joined the company in May following six months in a consulting role. Bird brings 20 years of international technology marketing experience at start-ups and multinational organizations. She has worked at technology start ups, successfully raising visibility and gaining credibility with influencers, as well as establishing brand identity and generating leads with target audiences. Bird has worked for large multinationals including Microsoft where she managed the international public relations group, focusing on continuous improvement and best practices.
PARAGON CASINO RESORT
Troy Trettel has been appointed director of food and beverage at the Paragon Casino Resort. He has been in the food industry for 25 years. Trettel began as a busboy and later moved on to working as a chef, due to the creative nature of the field. He attended a two-year vocational training program in Rosemount, Minn.