Ruthe heads information technology for Icahn group

Mar 12, 2002 10:08 AM

Leslie Ruthe, who has spent her entire business career providing information technology to companies in the gaming industry, has been appointed vice president of information technology for Carl Icahn’s Nevada gaming properties. These include the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s West and Arizona Charlie’s East.

Before joining Icahn’s management team, Ruthe spent six years with Stations Casinos Inc. as corporate director of eBusiness Intelligence, director of new product development and director of information technology.

Also, Ruthe spent six years at the Memphis, Tenn., former corporate headquarters of Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. and before that was employed at the Desert Inn and the Las Vegas Hilton, both in Las Vegas.

In another corporate announcement by the Icahn Group, Don Lake was named director of hotel operations at the Stratosphere. He previously held management positions with MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

Christiane L. Holmes is the new director of hotel operations for Fiesta Henderson, the property owned by Station Casinos Inc. She previously worked for the company as hotel manager.

Christopher J. Fiumara has been appointed director of marketing for the new $300 million Green Valley Ranch Station Casino. The appointment was made by property vice president general manager Mike Mecca.

Fiumara has been with Station Casinos since 1996, most recently as senior operations analyst.

Robert D. Hayward has resigned as chairman of the commission that regulates gaming at Foxwoods Resort Casino. He is expected to take another position with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe, owner of Foxwoods.