Named to the newly created position of vice president of hotel operations for Thunder Valley Casino

THUNDER VALLEY CASINO

The United Auburn Indian Community, owners of Thunder Valley Casino in Lincoln, Calif., have appointed Kevin Thorstenson to the newly created position of vice president of hotel operations. Thorstenson, who has 22 years’ experience in hospitality and hotel management, will oversee the operation of Thunder Valley’s 400-room hotel, which is scheduled to open next summer. He most recently was executive vice president and general manager of Hotel Park City Golf Resort and Spa in Park City, Utah.