On the Move
On the MoveWho's going where and doing what in the gaming industry ARGOSY GAMING John J. Jones has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Alton, Ill.-based company. He joins Argosy from the Edward Andrews Group, a New York City boutique investment banking firm, where he served as managing director. He also served as executive vice president and general counsel of RCN Corp., a New Jersey-based telecommunications firm.
Ann Marie Moccio has joined the company's Las Vegas office as its new inside sales associate. She will manage existing customer bases, while developing new business opportunities. She had spent 12 years in advertising and marketing for Conde Nast Publications. She has also worked for What's On, The Las Vegas Guide, Bride's Magazine and Street & Smith's Sports Group.
Valerie Poteete has been named event coordinator, based out of the company' Las Vegas office. She will help with management and planning for Ascend's numerous gaming industry trade shows, conferences and events. She most recently was promotions and marketing director for Clear Channel Broadcasting in Las Vegas and before that owned her own company, Grapevine Advertising, in Ely, Nev.
BOYD GAMINGThe Las Vegas-based company announced that Don Snyder will retire as president effective March 31, 2005. He joined the company in 1996 when he was appointed to the board of directors. In 1997, Snyder was named president. The former banker, turned gaming executive said he was stepping down to spend more time with his family. The company also announced that Keith Smith would replace Snyder as president once he steps down.
CAESARS ENTERTAINMENTRalph Ferrara has resigned from the Las Vegas-based company's board of directors. Ferrara, who is a managing partner of the Washington D.C. office of Debevoise & Plimption, said the decision was for personal reasons.
COIN MECHANISMS INC.
Marty Peek has been appointed to the position of new products and applications engineer for the Glendale Heights, Ill.-based company. He will be responsible for engineering support of two significant Coin Mechanisms' initiatives-the development of a line of smart card products, and the integration of the company's Gamesman brand of products. Peek has held previous management roles with Smartcards Inc., Avnet Design Services, Motorola and Rauland Borg Corp.
Craig Ghelfi has been named chief operating officer for the downtown Detroit casino property. He will be responsible for managing all aspects of the property's daily activities. A gaming industry veteran of over four decades, Ghelfi has held management positions with the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Lady Luck Hotel & Casino, Mandalay Resort Group and MotorCity Casino.
Jerry Boone has been named senior vice president of human resources for the Las Vegas-based company. He
succeeds Marilyn Winn, who was recently named senior vice president of Las Vegas operations for the
company. Boone previously served as vice president of human resources for Harrah's New Orleans.
ISLE OF CAPRI CASINOS
Frank P. Ciuffetelli has been named vice president of information systems for the Biloxi, Miss.-based company. His new responsibilities will include management of the corporate information systems group. He most recently served as vice president of information systems for the Mid-South region of Caesars Entertainment, and was director of technology for Caesars Entertainment in Atlantic City.
PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO
Linda Clark has been named to the Temecula, Calif. resort's sales team as sales manager. She previously worked as a member of the sales team for the San Diego North County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, where she helped spark new visitation to the area.
SCIENTIFIC GAMES CORP.
Brad Mohs has joined the New York-based company as senior vice president of software engineering. He previously served as senior vice president and chief technology officer for AutoTrader.com, where he led a large team of technology professionals and helped drive 40 percent annual customer growth.
SHUFFLE MASTER INC.Jerome Smith has been promoted to senior vice president of the Las Vegas-based company in addition to his position as general counsel. Smith has been with Shuffle Master since 2001. Prior to that he served as corporate counsel for World Communications Inc. and Hang Ten International, as well as representing public and private companies through his private law practice.
Mark Yoseloff, the company's chairman and CEO has received a contract extension through 2007 to continue leading the company. He joined the company in 1997 as a former executive with Coleco Industries. He was promoted to CEO in 2001. Terms of his new contract were not disclosed. CJ