John Shigley named new president of Caesars Palace

Mar 13, 2001 5:50 AM

John Shigley, a casino executive who has spent more than a dozen years with Caesars Palace and Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE), has been named president of Caesars Palace. He replaces Dean Harrold, who left that post last month.

The announcement was made by Mark Dodson, co-COO of Park Place and president of the company’s West Group. Dodson said Shigley "played a critical role in the integration process following our acquisition of Caesars in 1999. He has been a leader in the development and execution of our master plan to restore the luster of Caesars Palace."

The company said Shigley’s appointment completes the new senior management team at Caesars Palace. It includes Jon Jaggers, executive vice president for casino marketing and casino operations; George Markantonis, senior vice president hotel operations; and David Sisk, chief financial officer.

Allen Winder has left his post with J.D. Edwards World Solutions Co. to become senior sales executive with Las Vegas-based PurchasePro (PPRO).

The Reserve has announced that Yale Rowe has been named its new director of marketing. The announcement was made by Bart Pestrichello, vice president and general manager. In his new position, Rowe is responsible for the development and management of the property’s marketing, advertising, promotions and player development programs.

Prior to joining Station Casinos, Rowe served as the director of marketing and entertainment at the Sahara Hotel & Casino. previously, he held the position of director of sales for the Sahara. He has also held hotel management positions with the Luxor and served as director of regional development for Certified Airline Passenger Services in Las Vegas, an airline baggage check-in service. Rowe holds a bachelor of science degree in hotel administration from UNLV.

Biff Lowry, who for many years was a racetrack executive both with harness horses and thoroughbreds, has retired as editor of the Off-Track Tribune, a publication of Southern California Off-Track Wagering, Inc. He was feted at a retirement luncheon at Santa Anita last month. Lowry said he would make his retirement home in St. George, Utah.

Richard M. Kelley has joined GameTech International Inc. (GMTC) of Reno, Nev., as chief financial officer and treasurer.