The Borgata execs named

Dec 11, 2001 5:46 AM

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 Corporation (MIKN).

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.