The Palms Casino Resort, the Maloof Family’s $265 million property
under construction on Flamingo Road, has begun identifying members of its
operating management team.
Appointed director of
marketing was Sheri Long who held a similar position with Harrah’s Las
Vegas Hotel/Casino. She previously did work for Palace Station and was vice
president of account services for MMDS & Co. Advertising Agency.
a six-year employee of Caesars Palace, will hold forth as manager of
reservations and VIP services. Prior to Caesars Palace, Morrow was a casino
marketing representative at Monte Carlo Hotel/Casino.
Veteran casino executive Michael
A. Tomasello will be director of slots. He most recently was at Mikohn
Gaming Inc. where he was a general manager of slot operations.
And, Harris D. Okashige
has been named executive chef for the property. His previous experience was
gained at the Primm Valley Resorts, the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, and
Bally’s Las Vegas.
With construction moving
along at an pace faster than anticipated, The Palms is expected to open in
Executive changes have been
announced within the Station Casinos Inc. (STN) organization, as well.
According to Steve Cavallaro,
executive vice president and COO, John J. James has taken over as vice
president and general manager of the Fiesta Casino Hotel. He replaces Robert
Finch, whose new duties are as vice president and general manager of
Barley’s Casino & Brewing Co. in Henderson, Nev.
Moving from Barley’s to
the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino as assistant general is Brian Skagen.
And, in another
announcement, Cavallaro said Barry Mitchell has been named senior
executive casino host at the Fiesta.
Two executive appointments
have been announced by Mandalay Resort Group (MBG) for its 50%-owned Monte Carlo
Resort & Casino. They are Mark Sirianni as director of casino
marketing, and Mauricio Cuellar as director of casino operations.
At the Schadler Kramer Group
Advertising Agency, Gary Brahl has been named creative director while Ellen
Curtis is director of account management.
(GamingToday reports weekly personnel changes.)