Beau Rivage Resort & Casino has named Randy Whiteside as its new executive director of hotel sales. Whiteside has 35 years of experience in hotel sales management. He is responsible for group and individual room sales, convention sales, directing the solicitation and negotiation of wholesale and corporate tour travel account and contracts, create various marketing strategies and the administration of the convention and leisure sales departments. 

“I’m honored to join the respected and ever expanding MGM Resorts International family,” said Beau Rivage executive director of hotel sales Randy Whiteside. “I look forward to expanding my relationships to the Southeast’s premier gaming resort and working together to create more partnerships within the convention and group business.”

Prior to joining Beau Rivage, Whiteside held several senior level management hotel sales and marketing positions at national chains including, Marriott and Hilton Corporation, as well as prestigious franchise and independent properties including the Palmer House Hilton, the Chicago Hilton and the Nashville Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. 

A graduate of Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree, Whiteside is the former vice chairman of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau of North West Illinois, and previous board member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Illinois Meetings + Events Magazine.