On The Move
On The Move
Who's going where and doing what in the gaming industry
Brooke Dunn has been elected president of the Las Vegas-based Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) for 2006. Dunn, who is a vice president for Shuffle Master, brings more than a decade of gaming experience to AGEM. He started with Shuffle Master in 1996 as the director of marketing, and was promoted a year later. Since then, he has made significant contributions to the company, and was named senior vice president of Shuffle Master, Inc. in 2001. This is the second time Dunn has been named to the AGEM board. He previously held the position as treasurer in 2005.
Tom Jingoli has been elected as AGEM's treasurer for 2006. Jingoli has been the director of compliance for Konami Gaming for nearly three years. He is responsible for directing and coordinating activities of the compliance department. Jingoli also assists Konami Gaming's chief executive officer in formulating and administering organizational policies. As treasurer for AGEM, he will be responsible for the organization's annual budgeting and financial recommendations, which include sponsorships and gaming show participation.
Roshelle Campbell has been appointed director of human resources for Ameristar's Council Bluffs, Iowa property. She will be responsible for overseeing the property's 1,300 employees and leading the areas of recruitment, training, benefits and risk management assessment. She joins the property from Boykin Hospitality, where she has served as regional director of human resources for Doubletree Hotels since 1997.
Michael Oswald has been named assistant food and beverage director for Ameristar Council Bluffs. He will oversee daily operations for the property's four restaurants and the beverage department. Oswald has over 10 years of food and beverage experience, most recently serving as assistant food and beverage director at the Bluffs Run Casino.
Kent Young has been promoted to global general manager of marketing and will oversee the Las Vegas-based company's global marketing strategy and direction. Young held a number of positions with Aristocrat including vice president of research and development; director of marketing; and marketing manager. For the past three years Young has served as vice president of marketing for Aristocrat's Americas business. In this position he helped lead the company's successful penetration of the North American market.
Jim Hoskins has been named senior vice president and general manager of Harrah's New Orleans Casino and will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations. He previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Grand Casino Gulfport. He replaces Dan Nita, who was recently named senior vice president and general manager of Caesars Atlantic City.
Lynne Hughes has been named vice president of legal affairs and chief legal officer for Harrah's Eastern Division. She most recently served as vice president of regulatory and legal affairs for Caesars Entertainment. Prior to that, Hughes served for eight years as an associate with the law firm Sills Cummis Zuckerman Radin Tischman Epstein & Gross, acting as outside legal counsel for Bally's Atlantic City.
Jeffrey Pollack, vice president of sports and entertainment marketing for subsidiary Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., is taking on the added role of commissioner of the World Series of Poker. Pollack is the first commissioner in the tournament's 36-year history.
Ed Comins has been named sales director for the UK-based company. Comins will initially focus on signing new licensees of GameAccount's single wallet service, particularly sports books, casinos and poker sites, as well as white labels. He brings over 15 years industry experience, having also worked for gaming giants Coral Eurobet and Ladbroke Casinos.
GRAND CASINO MILLE LACS/HINKLEY
Robert Allen has been named corporate vice president of slot operations for the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Corporate Commission, which oversees the two casinos. Allen has guided slot operations at both properties for more than five years, and is a 22-year gaming industry veteran, having worked in a number of Atlantic City properties.
Candace Engdall has been appointed director of Internet marketing. In her new role, she will be responsible for directing and overseeing the organization's online marketing objectives and initiatives. The department has evolved along with Mohegan Sun's online offerings exponentially over the past five years and now falls under the newly created customer relationship management department.
Ryan Gervais has been appointed director of VIP services. In his new position he will be responsible for designing, developing and administrating VIP Services to promote superior customer service. Gervais has 13 years experience in the casino industry, including but not limited to, box office management, VIP services management and customer service. He joins Mohegan Sun directly from Foxwoods.MONTBLEU RESORT/CAESARS TAHOE
Ted Cotman has been hired as the Northern Nevada resort's director of marketing. In his position, Cotman is responsible for managing the casino host staff and player's club, as well as working closely with the advertising department to maintain the property's image and visibility. Cotman will be instrumental in the transformation of Caesars into the MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa in mid-2006. He joins the resort from Casino Magic Biloxi, where he served as database marketing manager.