Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc., (GRGE) recently named Blake Katsnelson and Justin Sullivan to serve as the directors of casino marketing for the three gaming and hotel properties in the Phoenix valley area. Sullivan will serve as director of casino marketing for Vee Quiva Hotel & Casino and Katsnelson will serve as the director of casino marketing for Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino and Lone Butte Casino. Both Katsnelson and Sullivan will work under Vice President of Marketing Dominic Orozco who oversees marketing operations at all three Gila River properties.
Katsnelson began his career with Gila River Gaming Enterprises, Inc. in 2008 as the Lone Butte Players Club supervisor and then took on the role of Lone Butte marketing coordinator. Most recently, he has worked as the Lone Butte marketing manager. Katsnelson received his associate's degree in business from Chandler-Gilbert Community and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and media studies from Arizona State University.
Sullivan began his career at GRGE nine years ago in the public relations department as the public relations coordinator and has also served as guest service manager for the enterprise. Most recently, he has worked as the marketing manager for Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. Sullivan received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and political science from Arizona State University and a certificate of casino management from San Diego State.