Catherine A. Walker replaces outgoing president and CEO Brian Hansberry on an interim basis
The Seneca Gaming Corp announced the departure of President
and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Hansberry.
Hansberry joined SGC in October 2002 as a "day one" employee, and has served as president and CEO of SGC since February 2007.
"We are grateful to Brian for his
dedication to SGC over the past 7 years. He has been an integral part of the
Corporation's growth and success. Our action today builds upon the Seneca
Nation Council's recent reform-oriented actions, as well as those of the SGC
Board of Directors, and is largely driven by the recognition that meeting our
future goals in these challenging and uncertain economic times requires a new
direction," said Seneca Gaming Corporation Chairman Cochise Redeye.
Catherine A. Walker, the corporation's COO
has been authorized by the SGC Board to act as president & CEO on an
interim basis. Walker
joined SGC in March 2008 after working for the Trump organization since 2000,
during which time she held the position of general manager at the Trump Indiana
Hotel Casino, the Trump Taj Mahal Casino and, most recently, the Trump Marina
Hotel Casino. She has also held executive positions for Harrah's Entertainment
and Players Island Hotel Casino. Prior to starting her career in operations in
served 13 years as assistant general counsel for the New Jersey Casino Control
Chairman Redeye continued, "We have
been impressed over the past year
with Ms. Walker's steady and innovative approaches to many
of the difficult challenges our industry has faced. We have every confidence in
Cathy's ability to work with the Board in implementing our priorities."
Seneca Gaming Corp. announces departure of CEO
April 27, 2009