Joseph A. Juliano has been appointed chairman of the Houston, Texas-based Nevada Gold & Casinos’ board of directors. He has served as a member of the company’s board for the past six years. Juliano replaces H. Thomas Winn, who earlier this year, resigned his chairmanship to pursue other opportunities. Juliano has been an executive of PepsiCo for over 30 years, most recently serving as senior vice president of the company’s entertainment division. He also currently serves as a consultant to the gaming, beverage and entertainment industries.