Jean, a seven-year employee of Stations
Casinos Inc. (STN), has been named vice president and general manager of Wild
Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel.
graduate of the hotel and restaurant administration school of the University of
Massachusetts at Amherst, St. Jean began his hospitality career at the Waldorf
Astoria in New York City prior to moving to Las Vegas. He held positions at
Caesars Palace, the Tropicana, and the Colorado Belle before becoming director
of hotel operations at Palace Station.
Richard J. Glasier, executive vice president and CFO of Royal
Caribbean Cruises Ltd., has joined the board of directors of Aztar Corporation (AZR).
Will Farish, chairman of the board of Churchill Downs Inc. (CHDN),
has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain. He
will resign his Churchill position.
Bill Hornbuckle, president of the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino, has been
promoted to executive vice president of marketing for MGM MIRAGE (MMG), the
parent company. He will be replaced by Jamal Aziz, who moves up from his
position of MGM Grand executive vice president of ÂÃ‚Âoperations.
J. Jeff King, former general manager of Harrah’s
Hotel & Casino in Vicksburg, Miss., has accepted the post of vice president
and general manager of the Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. in Boonville, Mo.
Mark Dodson has resigned as one of two co-chief operating
officers, leaving Wallace Barr as the sole executive in that position
with Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE). The choice of Barr as the company’s
COO was made by President and CEO Tom Gallagher.
In a major shakeup at Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (PNK), COO J. Michael
Allen submitted his resignation while John Spina, general manager of
the company’s troubled Indiana riverboat, the Belterra Casino Resort, was
terminated. Richard J. Delaney, company vice president and corporate
director of hotel operations, has become the interim manager of the Belterra
while Paul Alanis, president and CEO, said he would assume Allen’s ÂÃ‚Âresponsibilities.
Judith Richardson has been appointed controller for Ameristar
Casinos Inc. (ASCA).
Lonny Powell, former member of the executive team at Magna
Entertainment Corp. (MEIC), has been selected to replace recently-resigned Tony
Champlin, as president of the Association of Racing Commissioners
International. A few years ago, Powell headed the Race Track Industry Program at
the University of Arizona. He will assume his new post next month.