Lynette Boggs McDonald, a member of the Las Vegas City Council, has been appointed a member of the board of directors of Station Casinos Inc. (STN). Described as a part-time job, the directorship will prevent her from voting on some casino-related issues that come before the council.
When asked about potential conflicts, McDonald said she didn’t "foresee many instances where there will be abstentions." She said she had asked the Nevada Ethics Commission to provide her with some guidelines on how to handle any potential conflicts of interest that might arise while she is performing her councilor duties.
In 2002, Boggs McDonald unsuccessfully challenged Congresswoman Shelley Berkley as the Republican candidate. She was first elected to the City Council in 1999 and was re-elected in 2001.
She is the owner of LMB Consulting, a public relations and marketing firm, and previously held positions such as director of marketing and community relations at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and as assistant city manager for the City of Las Vegas.
Boggs McDonald received a bachelors’ degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame and received her master’s degree in public administration from UNLV.
Ralph G. Ferrara, managing partner of a prominent law firm in Washington, D.C., has been elected to the board of directors of Park Place Entertainment Corp. (PPE).
Before joining the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton, Ferrara was general counsel of the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Two top executives have resigned their posts at Magna Entertainment Corp. (MECA). They are Ed Hannah, who had been serving as general counsel and executive vice president of corporate development, and Peter Beresford, the executive vice president of marketing and strategic planning.
The company said that Hannah will be moving over to Magna Entertainment’s former parent company, Magna International Corp. where he will be working on special projects and new business initiatives. Beresford, the company said, was leaving to pursue other business opportunities.
Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. (ISLE) has announced the promotion of two corporate executives: Greg Guida and Les McMackin III.
Guida, former vice president of development, will now be senior vice president of development and legal affairs as well as serving as corporate secretary.
McMackin will become senior vice president of marketing.
At Innovative Gaming Corp. of America (IGCAE) the company’s accounting firm, Kafoury, Armstrong & Co. announced it was resigning the account. No reason was given.