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Caesars Names New Execs

Caesars Entertainment announced a shakeup in the ranks of upper management last month.

Former Las Vegas Sands Corp. executive Tom Arasi was appointed president of hospitality. Veteran Caesars executives Tom Jenkin and John Payne also assumed new roles. Jenkin was named global president of destination markets and Payne was elevated to president of central markets and partnership development.

Arasi, who most recently was president and CEO of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, will oversee a number of departments in Las Vegas, including the company’s food and beverage offerings, hotel, nightlife, pools and spas. He will be in charge of the upgrades now under way at Caesars properties on the Strip, including the Linq development, the renovation of the Quad and the creation of the Gansevoort Las Vegas in the former Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall.

Jenkin will oversee operations across the company’s largest markets including Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, Northern Nevada, Laughlin, and Hammond, Indiana. He will continue to have operational oversight of Harrah’s Ak-Chin near Phoenix, Harrah’s Rincon near San Diego, and the company’s international properties.

Payne will have operational responsibility for the company’s properties in Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Mississippi, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio and Louisiana. Payne will also oversee Caesars’ development efforts in Maryland and Massachusetts.

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