Rick Harshman was recently promoted to G.A. Wright Marketing’s vice president of casino marketing from director of business development. He joined the firm following several years as a top marketing and IT executive with several gaming operations. He served as the regional IT director of Grand Casinos’ southern properties. He also held positions of director of slot operations, director of casino operations and director of marketing for properties in Las Vegas and Black Hawk, Colo. He has worked with a number of the firm’s top accounts including the Fantasy Springs Resort and Bear River Casino properties in California, Chickasaw Enterprises in Oklahoma and Aquasino in Florida.