Caesars Entertainment last month announced that Jan Jones Blackhurst has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. Blackhurst, who has been a senior executive at Caesars since 1999, continued in the role of executive vice president, public policy and corporate responsibility until October 1. She replaced Richard Schifter, who resigned as a director.
During her 20 years at Caesars, Blackhurst helped develop and grow the industry’s first responsible gaming practices to include an ambassador model for the industry and the first industry code of commitment. Under her leadership, Caesars Entertainment has earned a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 10 consecutive years. Most recently, she led the company’s gender equity initiative.
“Jan has had a groundbreaking career in the gaming industry, and I am happy she will remain with us as a board member and trusted adviser,” said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
Blackhurst commented, “I am delighted and honored to be joining the board of Caesars. I have tremendous respect for Jim, Tony and the other board members, and I look forward to working with them. I will continue to advocate that Caesars takes a leading role as a responsible corporate citizen. I am proud of the course we have charted and committed to continuing it.”