Has been hired as chief financial officer for Paragon Casino Resort

Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La., has hired Tonya Tarrant as chief financial officer. Tarrant joins Paragon after serving nine years at Eldorado Resort Casino in Shreveport, La., most recently as vice president of finance and CFO. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, she began her career in the gaming industry in the accounting department of Biloxi Casino Corp. and later worked at Isle of Capri Casino in Bossier City, La.