Cameron named security director at Green Valley Ranch

Jan 15, 2002 7:53 AM

After a decade of working his way up from an entry level position, Tim L. Cameron has been named director of security for Green Valley Ranch Station Casino. The announcement was made by Mike Mecca, vice president and general manager.

Cameron joined the Station Casinos Inc. (STN) organization in 1990 as a security officer at Palace Station Hotel & Casino. He later held positions of assistant security supervisor and assistant director of security and safety, and security director.

Mecca said Cameron will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day security and safety operations at the company’s new $300 million Green Valley resort.

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Jim Whelan, who served as mayor of Atlantic City during the growth of that city’s gaming industry, has been consulting on the establishment of the U.K.’s first casino/hotel in Blackpool, England.

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