Executive staffing for The Borgata, the billion-dollar plus
destination resort casino under construction in Atlantic City, has begun with
the naming of five persons to new posts.
They are: Kevin J. Sullivan, senior vice president
and chief administrative officer; Auggie Cipollini, vice president of
finance, Cassie L. Fireman, vice president of talent; David Farlin,
vice president of information technology, and Joseph A. Corbo, Jr., vice
president and general counsel.
Sullivan, a five-year employee of Boyd Gaming Inc. (BYD),
the 50% partner with MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGG) in The Borgata, spent many years in
the banking field. Cipollini is a 17-year veteran of the gaming industry,
formerly employed by Harrah’s Atlantic City. Fireman is moving into her
position from Boyd Gaming where she served as director of human resources.
Farlin has had a diverse career with casinos in both the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Corbo leaves his post as vice president and general counsel for the Venetian.
Jamee Savidge has joined the sales team for Shuffle
Master Gaming Inc. (SHFL) representing the company in the Arizona, Colorado, New
Mexico and southern Nevada areas.
She formerly held a similar position with Mikohn Gaming
John C. Mabee, a founding member of the Del Mar
Thoroughbred Club, and a successful executive in the food industry as well as in
the insurance industry, has retired as chairman of the board of directors of the
southern California racetrack. He will retain the title of “director
emeritus,” according to president and general manager Joe Harper.
Harper’s appearance at the Symposium on Racing hosted by the Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona last week resulted in his developing the nickname, “Wingy” Harper was injured when a horse fell over on him resulting in an injury to his right arm.