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Downstream Announces New GM

Oklahoma’s Downstream Casino Resort announced that General Manager John Cirrincione is resigning, and Chief Financial Officer Steven Drewes will become the resort’s new GM.

Cirrincione was part of the team that opened the resort in July, but has decided to move on to new opportunities, he said. Meanwhile, Drewes, who a day earlier announced he would resign and move back to his native Minnesota, changed his mind after being offered the top executive position.

Drewes has more than 10 years experience as a financial officer in the gaming industry. He joined Downstream in late 2007 as part of the pre-opening team. He has served as Downstream’s CFO since July 11, when he replaced a financial officer who specialized in the pre-opening and opening phases of casinos. Prior to that, Drewes held the position of senior director of finance at Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.