Stephens to guide Santa Fe

Dec 4, 2001 8:57 AM

Williams R. Stephens, former senior vice president and general manager of Harveys Casino Resort in Lake Tahoe, Nev., has been appointed vice president and general manager of Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino. Stephens also has had experience with the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the Sands Hotel & Casino and Main Street Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Gary Michael, former chairman and CEO of Albertson’s Inc., grocery store chain, has been named to the board of directors of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. (HET).

Dr. Olaf Vancura has been appointed to the post of vice president ”” games development. He has been with the company since 1998.

William F. Schwartz is the new CFO of BGI Inc. (BGII). He previously was vice president and general manager of Clear Channel Communications radio technology division, Star System.

Kim Sinatra, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE), has been called forward for licensing by the New Jersey Casino Control Commission. She is expected to succeed Clive Cummis as company general counsel sometime next year.