New Station for Tata

Jul 24, 2001 6:15 AM

Michael J. Tata, a UNLV graduate who gained his experience in the hospitality business with the Four Seasons Hotels chain, has been appointed director of hotel operations for the new Green Valley Ranch Station Casino under construction in Henderson.

The announcement was made by Mike Mecca, vice president and general manager of the new Station Casinos Inc. (STN) property that is expected to open in December.

And, at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, three new appointments have been announced. Sherri Pucci has been promoted to director of slot operations; Henry M. Garcia is the new food and beverage director, and David J. Hoelzer takes over as the property’s executive chef.

It’s that time of year again when the political and business communities offer the names of individuals for appointment to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors. Reappointed to two-year terms were Henderson Mayor James Gibson and North Las Vegas Mayor Michael Montandon.

Robert Forbuss and Edward Crispell from Strategic Alliances LLC and Imperial Palace Hotel/Casino, respectively, will represent the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce while Bill McBeath will be one of two appointments from the Nevada Resort Association. The other NRA representative would have been Mark Dodson but he just resigned from this post with Park Place Entertainment Corp.

And at Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA), Tom Malone is the new director of internal audit while Vio Nicola is project director for the informational technology department.

The Palms Casino Resort recently named Christina Hancock as the benefits and compensation manager.

Hancock joins the Palms with more than 20 years of experience in compensation, Human Resources Information Systems and benefits. She most recently was director of personnel administration at Bally’s/Paris Las Vegas, where she was responsible for employee benefits and compensation.

The Palms Casino Resort recently named Carol J. Bauck as the human resources manager.

Bauck joins the Palms with considerable experience in human resources management, most recently with Stations Casinos, Inc. where she was director for employment and responsible for recruitment, placement and selection of employees.

Her work with human resources also includes Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company, and The Southland Corporation, 7-Eleven Stores.

The Palms Casino Resort recently named Fred Harmon the director of human resources.

Harmon joins the Palms with more than eight years of service in human resources and nearly 15 years in the gaming industry. He also worked as the director of human resources at the Aladdin Resort and Casino and was part of Aladdin’s pre-opening team.

Harmon was responsible for the implementation of daily operations of the human resources department, including employee relations programs targeted at carrying out the vision and core values of the Aladdin.