Ivanka OK'd

Jan 23, 2008 3:37 AM

by Ray Poirier | The N.J. Casino Control Commission has given final approval to Ivanka Trump serving on the board of directors of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (TRMP).

The 26-year-old daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump received temporary approval in July, pending completion of an investigation into her background and finances – a standing practice for pending casino board members.

The company noted that Ivanka serves as vice president of development and acquisition of the Trump Organization LLC and is assuming a greater role on "The Apprentice" television show.

Ivanka holds a graduate degree from the famed Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

In another matter, Trump Entertainment Resorts announced that John P. Burke, the company’s executive vice president and corporate treasurer, has been appointed to serve as interim chief financial officer.