Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD) shuffled
executives last week when Bob Boughner, ÂÃ‚Âsenior executive vice president
and COO elected to stay in New Jersey to help run The Borgata when it opens next
That left a vacancy that William Boyd,
chairman and CEO, filled with Keith Smith, 40, who has been with the
company for the past dozen years. Smith, who formerly held the title of
executive vice president of operations, now becomes the company’s chief
on the appointment, Boyd said, “ Keith has done an excellent job overseeing
our operations for the past three years, and his promotion reflects our
continued focus on building each of our 12 businesses and growing outside of new
When Smith first donned Boyd pinstripes
it was in the capacity of corporate controller. Boughner, a long-time Boyd
employee, has held full responsibility for The Borgata, the $1.2 billion gaming
resort destination the company is building in partnership with MGM MIRAGE Inc. (MGG).
Harry C. Hagerty, a former
gaming industry investment banker, has been chosen by Park Place Entertainment
Corp. (PPE) to replace departing Scott LaPorta as chief financial
Hagerty, 41, spent 17 years on Wall
Street including five years as the head of the gaming lodging groups for
Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Inc., and BancBoston Robertson Stephens Inc.
Koslow has been promoted to chief
financial officer at Shuffle Master Inc. (SHFL). He succeeds Gary Griffin
who elected to remain at the company’s former location in Minnesota.
J. Fiumara has been named director
of marketing for Green Valley Ranch Station Casino. During his six-year stint
with Station Casinos Inc. (STN), Fiumara has served as senior operations analyst
and as Green Valley Ranch’s director of administration.
Gordon R. Kanofsky has been
promoted to executive vice president by Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA). He
formerly served the company as senior vice president of legal affairs. Joining
the company as senior vice president and general counsel is Peter C. Walsh.
another announcement, Ameristar Casinos said Robert Sobczyk has been
promoted to vice president of slot operations.
Auriemma is the new acting
director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.