Yoseloff adds CEO’s responsibilities at Shuffle Master

Jul 3, 2001 5:34 AM

Continuing the restructuring of its management team, Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL) has added the position of chief executive officer to the resume of Mark Yoseloff, recently appointed president of the company.

For four years, Yoseloff was executive vice president of Shuffle Master before his recent promotion. He has been working in the gaming industry for 20 years, mostly in the design, development and manufacturing of electronic games. He has been credited with the creation of more than 150 electronic game products, as well as video products for leading gaming companies.

Yoseloff, who received his doctorate in mathematics from Princeton University, taught mathematics and computer science at Princeton University and Arizona State University and is the co-author of a college text on discrete mathematics and probability theory.

In a companion announcement, Shuffle Master said Brooke Dunn has been promoted to senior vice president with the responsibility of expanding the company’s game portfolio and maximizing the commercialization of game titles.

William Clifford has been named senior vice president -finance and CFO of Penn National Gaming Inc. (PENN). He will be joined on the company’s management team by John Rauen, the new vice president of operations.

Long-time Las Vegas gaming executive Rick Howe has joined VendingData Corporation and Casinovations as an account executive. He made the move from DP Stud Inc. Previously, he held positions with the Four Queens, Bally’s, Caesars Palace, the Frontier and the Desert Inn.

In order to take advantage of synergistic savings, Park Place Entertainment Inc. (PPE) has eliminated several executive positions at the recently-acquired Claridge Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. Among the positions eliminated were those of Albert Britton, chief operating officer; Roy Young, senior vice president of hotel operations; Howard Klein, senior vice president of marketing, Arthur Lucchesi, vice president of information technology, and Glenn Lillie, vice president of marketing communications.

William H. Springgate is the new director of facilities for Sunset Station Hotel & Casino.

Gary Selesner has been appointed assistant general manager of Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino & Hotel.

Bruce Bommarito, vice president of operations at Caesars Tahoe Resort Hotel and Casino, has been named the new executive director of Nevada Commission on Tourism by Gov. Kenny Guinn.

Tim Donovan, director of security at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, was recently elected president of the Las Vegas Security Chiefs Association

Lucio Arancibia, executive chef at The Steakhouse at Camelot in the Excalibur Hotel/Casino, has been chosen for induction into The American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation. The ceremony will take place in Las Vegas on July 23.