Virginia McDowell has been promoted to the post of chief executive officer at Isle of Capri Casinos. She had previously served as president and chief operating officer for the company. She will continue her role as president, and is in the process of finding a new COO.

McDowell joined Isle of Capri as president and chief operating officer in July 2007, and has held leadership positions in the gaming industry across the United States during her 30-year career.

McDowell replaces James B. Perry, who will remain with Isle of Capri as chairman, and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the company.