On the Move
April 25, 2008
Who’s going where and doing what in the gaming industry
Kenneth Anthony has been named chief financial officer. Anthony will oversee all accounting-related operations and direct the company’s strategic financial initiatives to grow and support the overall business direction of Cadillac Jack.
CANNERY CASINO RESORTS
Tom Lettero recently took on the role of chief operating officer for Cannery Casino Resorts. Lettero will also remain in his position as chief financial officer. In Lettero’s new capacity as chief operating officer, the general managers at all four Cannery Casino Resorts properties will report to him.
Salvatore Semola assumed the position of vice president and general manager of Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, and Peter Maksymec has been named vice president and general manager of Rampart Casino in Las Vegas.
CASH SYSTEMS INC.
Michael D. Rumbolz, CEO for Cash Systems Inc., has been appointed to serve on Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment Inc.’s Board of Directors and has taken the position of manager of Seminole Hard Rock International LLC. Cash Systems also announced the resignation of one of its directors, Don Kornstein. Kornstein, who has served on the board of directors since 2006, resigned his position with the company to devote more time to other business interests.
DELAWARE NORTH COMPANIES
Ronald A. Sultemeier has been named managing director of the company’s Gaming Hospitality Group. This newly-created post will focus on the company’s latest gaming business extension, which was announced at the Global Gaming Expo in November.
FOXWOODS DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Foxwoods Development Company, the commercial gaming and hospitality arm of the Connecticut-based Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, announced a number of key promotions:
Gary D. Armentrout has been named president; Nelson N. Parker II, has been named vice president of development; and Randee Bach, has assumed the position of vice president of design and construction. Also, John O’ Brien, president of Foxwoods Resort Casino, has tendered his resignation. Current Foxwoods Senior Vice President of Operations, Barry J. Cregan, will serve as interim president of Foxwoods. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation will begin a search among internal and external candidates for a president to lead Foxwoods during the next phase of expansion and growth.
Robert Ruhland has been promoted to director of marketing for TI Resort Casino. In his new position, Ruhland is responsible for overseeing the operation of the marketing department, including player development, retail, entertainment, advertising and public relations. With over 22 years of experience in marketing and advertising, he brings extensive knowledge to this position. Most recently, Ruhland served as the advertising manager at the property, a position he has held since joining in 2002.
Michael Evans has been named executive vice president of global development. Evans will be responsible for the implementation of strategic development plans and leading regional development teams. Evans has global development experience in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
NEVADA GOLD & CASINOS
Jonathan A. Arnesen resigned as president and chief operating officer to accept a position with The Jumeirah Group as managing director of Asia Asia, a multi-billion dollar hospitality, shopping and entertainment destination developed by BAWADI. The company does not expect to name a replacement, and his responsibilities will be assumed by Robert Sturges, chief executive officer, who has recently signed a three-year contract extension.
ROCKET GAMING SYSTEMS
A.C. Ansani has joined the firm as the company’s general counsel. He will join Rocket Gaming’s executive team to manage all elements of the company’s legal strategy. He will report to Rocket CEO Ron Harris. Ansani has more than 13 years’ experience as an attorney, most recently as assistant general counsel at Bally Technologies Inc.
SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
Philip Madow has been named president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Madow will hold overall responsibility for operations at the South Florida complex, leading a team of more than 2,000 employees. Madow has a career record in casino and hotel executive administration and management, including food and beverage management, service, training and preparation, for more than 27 years.
Stephen Crystal has been named CEO of the Las Vegas-based company. Crystal will lead TableMAX Holdings LLC, building the executive team and positioning the company for an expansion in development and distribution. Crystal began his relationship with TableMAX in June 2007 when he was hired as a consultant to advise the company on business strategy.
TURNING STONE RESORT & CASINO
Jean Stasuk has returned to the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, N.Y., as vice president of marketing. In her new position at Turning Stone, Stasuk will develop and execute strategic marketing plans and promotions, special events and advertising campaigns. She is responsible for the casino marketing and player development operations at Turning Stone, as well as Internet and direct marketing.
Shelle Heaton has been named director of purchasing for the resort. She will oversee a staff of 17 buyers as well as the resort’s warehouse operations. Before joining the Nation, Heaton spent eight years in the purchasing department at the Shooting Star Casino, owned by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians.
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