Chakmak Leaving Boyd

Boyd Gaming Corporation, in a move to streamline operations and improve earnings performance, announced that Chief Operating Officer Paul Chakmak is leaving the company after 10 years. Boyd CEO Keith Smith said in a statement that he will assume Chakmak’s responsibilities.

“Given today’s operating environment, we believe that more direct oversight and a streamlined decision-making process will position us to improve our operating performance going forward, and allow us to execute our growth strategy more quickly and effectively,” Smith said.

He also praised Chakmak’s performance. “Paul helped strengthen our financial organization as CFO, and as COO he helped guide our operations through a period of significant expansion,” Smith said.