Wade Dauphinee has joined Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) as manager of professional services. He brings nearly two decades of IT experience to GLI, including 10 years in the lottery and gaming industry.
In his role, Dauphinee will work directly with GLI Professional Services clients, delivering value-added advisory services in the areas of governance, risk and compliance and technical services.
Most recently, Dauphinee was with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, where he further honed his skills managing large IT projects, from core evaluation of RFPs for lottery systems replacement, gaming wide area network (WAN), telephony and IT outsourcing.
Dauphinee brings a deep knowledge of complex lottery IT issues to GLI. He is noted for his skills in information security management, security process design, IT governance and operations frameworks, business continuity management (BCM) and disaster recovery plan (DRP) and risk management methodologies. His proven leadership skills have enabled past employers and clients to reduce risk, increasing protection of sensitive information while increasing efficiencies.
» HOWARD & HOWARD
Linda Marie Norcrosshas joined the Las Vegas office of Royal Oak, Mich.-based Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC.
Norcross focuses her practice on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She advises clients on all facets of trademark prosecution and enforcement, both foreign and domestic, including trademark selection, clearance, proper trademark use, registration and renewals, and related transactions.
Norcross conducts intellectual property audits, and trademark portfolio analysis with an emphasis on creating and maintaining cost effective brand management strategies. She also handles administrative proceedings, including oppositions and cancellations before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and manages a variety of trademark related transactional matters such as due diligence, licensing, trademark acquisitions, settlement, consent and coexistence agreements, and other transfers of rights. She also has experience with copyright matters, including clearance, registration, licensing, and other transfers of rights involving copyrighted works, as well as a variety of entertainment related transactions.
Norcross represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including gaming, advertising, food and beverage, software, fashion, and entertainment, with special interest and expertise in the resort hotel and casino industry.
» ISLE OF CAPRI CASINOS
Isle of Capri Casinos recently unveiled a number of changes to its executive management.
The position of executive chairman of the board of directors, currently held by Jim Perry, has been eliminated. Perry continues to serve as a member of the board of directors.
Robert Goldstein, currently the vice chairman of the board of directors, has been named (non-executive) chairman of the board of directors.
The position of chief strategic officer, currently held by Eric Hausler, has been eliminated and Hausler has been named the company’s chief financial officer. Hausler succeeds Dale Black who served as chief financial officer since 2007, and is leaving the company to pursue other interests. The appointments are subject to customary regulatory approvals.
“Through our ongoing profit improvement program, we continue to streamline our operations and look for more efficient ways to operate our business,” said Virginia McDowell, CEO of Isle of Capri in a prepared statement. “In addition to eliminating the executive chairman and chief strategic officer positions, we have also today eliminated several other senior positions in our corporate office. As a result of these actions, we expect to reduce annual corporate expense by approximately $2.5 million going forward, exclusive of severance costs.”
» RAINMAKER GROUP
Angie Dobney has joined The Rainmaker Group as vice president of pricing and revenue management services. She will be based out of Rainmaker’s Las Vegas office.
Dobney’s professional career began in hotel operations. She would eventually reroute her path, working for leading software companies, including Springer-Miller Systems and Newmarket International.
She began her revenue management career with Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas. After a nearly seven-year stint as Hard Rock’s executive director of revenue management, she joined Station Casinos as its corporate director of revenue management. Most recently, she was president and lead consultant of The Dobney Group, a Las Vegas-based hospitality consulting company.
Frank De Fina, a security industry veteran with over 30 years of leadership experience, has joined Princeton, N.J.-based SightLogix as executive vice president of sales and marketing.
De Fina is well known in the security industry. Most recently he was executive vice president of sales and marketing at Samsung Techwin America, where he built a team of seasoned industry pros, launched new reseller channels, initiated ambitious sales initiatives and established vendor partnerships. De Fina previously spent 26 years at Panasonic, rising through the ranks to become president and COO at Panasonic System Solutions Company in 1999.
De Fina currently holds positions on the Executive Board of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and the International Biometrics Industry Association (IBIA).