Three executive appointments have been announced by George Maloof,
chief executive officer of the Palms Casino Resort.
Tjeerd Brink is the new director of finance. He previously held posts
with Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. (HET), the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and
the Fremont Experience.
Henry Van Son has been named controller. He formerly was chief
financial officer for CJ’s Slot Connection and Paul-Son Gaming Corporation
Gordon Dixon is a casino host. His experience was earned at Caesars
World Marketing as well as director of slot marketing for the Las Vegas Hilton
and executive slot host for Bally’s Las Vegas.
Robert Jaynes and Tracy Teague have been promoted by Carl
Icahn, operator of The Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower; Arizona
Charlie’s West and Arizona Charlie’s East.
Jaynes, a former winner of Gaming Today’s Battle of the
Bookies, takes over the position of director of race and sports book operations
at all three of Icahn’s properties. Teague will be director of network
communications for the properties.
Valerie Moon has joined the Tropicana Resort & Casino as director
of sales and marketing. She began with the Aztar Corp. (AZR) property after 25
years of marketing experience.
Tricia Cisneros has been promoted to director of employee benefits for
the human resources department of Ameristar Casinos Inc. (ASCA). Prior to her
promotion, Cisneros was benefits manager for the company.
Gordon Dickie has been named executive director of the Cabazon Gaming Commission in Indio, Cal. Other appointments included: Dave Gist, director of restaurant operations; John Cawley, advertising manager; and Frank Lewis, manager of information technology.