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On the Move
Who's going where and doing what in the gaming industry
ARISTOCRAT TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Michelle Glenn has been appointed to director
of key systems accounts in the Las Vegas-based
company's sales department. She will be responsible for developing and maintaining corporate customer relationships, advising on product and technology developments and promoting the company's
John Repetti, Jr. has been named director of key games accounts in the Las Vegas-based company's sales department. He will be responsible for developing and maintaining corporate customer relationships, advising on product and technology developments and promoting the company's business efforts.
Michi Scola has been named vice president of operations for the Las Vegas-based company. Scola most recently served as Aristocrat's director of business operations. Prior to joining Aristocrat, she spent 18 years in various management positions with AT&T.
The Las Vegas based-company has named Veronica Wilson and Luther Mack to its board of directors. Wilson is the former CEO of the Aladdin Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip and has nearly 30 years of senior management experience in the gaming industry. Mack is chairman of the Nevada Athletic Commission and owner/operator of 10 McDonald's restaurants in Northern Nevada.
FANTASY SPRINGS CASINO
Ty Stroh has been named general manager of the Indio, Calif. casino's events center. The events center opened in December. Stroh brings over 30 years experience in the meeting and convention business, most recently serving as general manager of the Ontario (Calif.) Convention Center.
Nick Micalizzi has joined the Glendale, Calif.-based company as director of gaming. In this new position, he will be responsible for the sales and marketing of the company's thermal printers to casinos and gaming OEMs, the company's largest market. He previously served with Seiko, the company FutureLogic recently ended ties with.
HARRAH'S ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Tom Jenkin has been promoted to president of Harrah's Western Division. He will be responsible for operations of Harrah's properties in Las Vegas as well as Harrah's AK-Chin in Arizona and Harrah's Rincon in California. He previously served as senior vice president of Southern Nevada operations for the company.
Don Marrandino has been named to head the Las Vegas-based company's Northern Nevada operations. Marrandino, who most recently served as executive vice president and general manager of the Wynn Las Vegas resort, will now serve as general manager of Harrah's Lake Tahoe and Harveys. The company says that he will soon be named Senior Vice President of Harrah's Northern Nevada pending regulatory approval. He would then be responsible for Reno operations as well.
Anthony Sanfilippo, currently president of Harrah's Western Division will assume a similar role at the company's new Central Division. The position was created after Harrah's acquisition of Horseshoe Gaming and Sanfilippo will be responsible for the operations of Harrah's and Horseshoe properties in Louisiana, Mississippi and Indiana.
Marilyn Winn has been promoted from senior vice president of corporate human resources to senior vice president of the company's Las Vegas operations. Winn has held a number of senior positions in the company, including a stint as general manager of Harrah's Shreveport.
PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO
Fritz Johnson has been promoted to general manager of the Temecula, Calif. hotel-casino. He joined the property three years ago as its chief financial officer. He recently served as acting general manager before accepting the official post. He has 25 years of gaming industry experience, including management positions with Las Vegas casinos.
Bill Parr has been named director of sales for the Temecula, Calif. hotel-casino. Parr has over 20 years experience in the hospitality field. He comes to Pechanga after an eight-year stint in the sales and marketing department at the La Qunita Resort in Palm Springs. Parr says his first objective is to build a strong awareness campaign to attract meeting and convention business to the property.
PENN NATIONAL GAMING
Eric Schippers has been named vice president of public affairs for the Wyomissing, Pa.-based company. The position was recently created to strengthen the company's relationships with lawmakers, the media and the public. Schippers had been head of the Alexandria, Va.-based Center for Individual Freedom, a non-partisan constitutional advocacy group that dealt with legal and legislative issues.
PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
Humberto "HT" Trueba has been appointed to senior vice president of human resources and training for the Las Vegas-based
company. He joins Pinnacle from Citicard, a division of financial services holding company Citigroup Inc. Trueba will lead Pinnacle's human resources and training efforts.
SILVERTON HOTEL & CASINO
Martha Ferguson has been promoted to senior vice president of operations for the Las Vegas property. She will oversee daily operations of the hotel and casino and serve as managerial head of various departments.
WMS has named Harold Bach to its board of directors. Bach, a certified public accountant, previously served as vice president of finance, chief financial officer and chief accounting officer for WMS between 1990 and 1999. He left the company to devote his full attention to his role as chief financial officer of Midway Games Inc. He also serves on Midway's board of directors.
Joseph Hasson has been promoted to general manager of the Woodland Hills, Calif. online horse racing wagering company. Hasson, who joined Youbet.com in 1999, will be responsible for leading the company's drive to develop sophisticated wagering and gaming information products for use with phones and wireless devices.
David Bonfield and Jeff True have joined the company as regional managers of Youbet's new business development program. Bonfield, an advertising and marketing executive who most recently served as publisher of the Trentonian/Journal Register Company in New Jersey, will head up Youbet's eastern division. True, a former general manager and director of marketing for the Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif., will head up the company's western division CJ