Biz Bites

January 02, 2001 11:09 AM
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Jeff King is the new casino marketing vice president at the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. He moved over from a similar post at Caesars Palace after holding executive jobs at the Excalibur and Harrah’s. It’s old home week for him. He was Tropicana marketing director in the ‘80s, too.

Timothy Wilmott has been named president of the Casino Association of New Jersey, which represents Atlantic City’s 12 casinos. He stays on as president of Harrah’s Entertainment’s Eastern division, overseeing six gaming properties, including the Harrah’s and Showboat casinos in Atlantic City.

Doris M. Poppler, senior field investigator for the National Indian Gaming Commission, retired Dec. 31. She held the post since 1993, when her term as U.S. attorney for Montana ended. After traveling to nearly 100 reservations around the country, she will continue work as an attorney and consultant.

Philip W. Madow is the new president of Elsinore Corporation and will serve on its board of directors. He will also be general manager at the downtown Las Vegas Four Queens Hotel and Casino, where he has held executive positions for 17 years. He has been its acting g.m.

Vincent Magliulo is the new director of corporate affairs for Las Vegas Dissemination Company, which imports simulcast television signals from most North American racetracks. He has more than 20 years’ experience in gaming. Most recently, Magliulo was casino marketing vice president for Caesars Palace.

Marty Gross has given up his duties as president and board member of Viva Gaming & Resorts. He will continue to manage its Texas Treasure Casino Day Cruise project. Board chairman Robert Sim will serve as Viva’s interim president.

Mel Fisher, director of the Missouri Gaming Commission since 1998, has retired. Kevin Mullally, the commission’s deputy director for legal and legislative affairs since 1993, took over last week as interim director. Mullally was chief of staff for Kansas City Senator Harry Wiggins for nearly a decade.

Madeline Kleiner has been named executive vice president – general counsel for Hilton Hotels Corp. She will report to president and CEO Steve Bollenbach, manage Hilton’s legal affairs and run its legal department. She held senior executive posts with H.F. Ahmanson & Co., parent of full-service banking giant Home Savings.

Nicholas F. Stein has been named to a four-year term as chairman of the Indiana Horse Racing Commission. He replaces Michael G. Schafer, who headed the commission since its inception 12 years ago. Stein served as deputy prosecutor and prosecutor of Floyd County.