E. Brian Hansberry has been named president of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment. Hansberry, a 30-year veteran of the casino gaming industry, will replace William Bissett, who will remain as chairman of the gaming division to assist with the executive transition before he retires later this year.
Prior to joining Delaware North, Hansberry spent three years as general manager and chief operating officer at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.
From 2007 to 2009, he served as president and chief executive officer of Seneca Gaming Corporation, overseeing casinos in Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Salamanca, New York. He had joined Seneca Gaming as a table games manager in 2002, and rose to the positions of chief operating officer and general manager, leading the three-year development of the $350 million casino in Salamanca. Upon returning to Niagara Falls as general manager, he subsequently was appointed president and chief executive officer within five months.