Mark Juliano, a veteran gaming executive whose association with the Caesars brand dates to 1986, last week was named president of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Juliano replaces John Groom, who resigned earlier in the week.
In his nearly two decades in the gaming industry, the 48-year-old Juliano has served in a series of increasingly responsible roles, including president and chief operating officer of Caesars Atlantic City and other Caesars properties.
He currently is chairman of the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority.
"Mark Juliano knows the Caesars brand ”” and Caesars Palace ”” like no one else," said Park Place president and CEO Wally Barr. "We could not have found a better executive to help us rebuild Rome."
Juliano assumes the reins on February 18.
"With the opening of the new Celine Dion show and so many other exciting projects under way at Caesars Palace, we have the opportunity to deliver a new product that matches and exceeds the tremendous promise of the Caesars brand," Juliano said. "Caesars Palace already has a world-class team of associates. With the backing of Park Place, we’re going to restore its reputation as the place to play and stay in Las Vegas."
Before joining the convention authority, Juliano served as president and chief operating Officer of Caesars Atlantic City. Through an executive position at Caesars World, Inc., he also was responsible for the development of Caesars Indiana, which has become one of Park Place’s fastest-growing casino resorts.
He also directed operations at Dover Downs and Caesars Nova Scotia.
Earlier, Juliano was executive vice president of Caesars Atlantic City, where he was responsible for daily operations of the casino, telemarketing, international and national marketing, food and beverage, casino services and hotel operations.
Juliano joined Caesars Atlantic City in 1986 in the marketing department. He later served as director of VIP Services, assistant vice president of casino services and vice president of casino services. In 1990, he was named senior vice president of Caesars World Marketing Corporation, National Division, and transferred with his family to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He was promoted to president of Caesars World Marketing Corporation, National and International Divisions, in 1991. He returned to Atlantic City in 1993.
Juliano holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia. He also holds positions with many prominent community and charitable organizations. He is a recipient of the Pinnacle Award for Excellence from the New Jersey Governor’s Conference on Tourism; the Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice; the AFL/CIO’s New Jersey Business Award; the UNICO Man of the Year Award; the FDR Community Service Award from the March of Dimes Atlantic County chapter; and the Business Man of the Year Award from the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce.
Juliano and his wife Jacqueline are relocating to Las Vegas with their five children. He will retain his position with the Atlantic City convention authority until the governor of New Jersey names a replacement.