Dawn Lazo has been named Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa's new vice president of food and beverage.

Lazo began her food and beverage casino career back in 1986 as a food server at the Lakeside Inn Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nev. She subsequently worked at Boyd Gaming and Sands Gaming in Las Vegas and then spent nine years with Stations Casinos where she helped open Sunset Station and the award-winning four diamond Green Valley Ranch.

"Having spent more than two decades in the business, Dawn is highly regarded by her team and brings experience to the table that establishes her as a leader that we are proud to have at this property," said Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's President Joe Lupo.

Most recently, Lazo spent almost four years as the vice president of food and beverage for Seminole Casino Coconut Creek (Fla.) where she led 12 departments within the F&B division, while overseeing 73 managers and 700 team members.