Peninsula Gaming, which owns and operates several riverboat casinos in Iowa, announced that it has appointed Stefan Huba and Jim Rafferty to its corporate team. Huba has been appointed vice president of food and beverage, and Rafferty has been appointed vice president of marketing. Both are new corporate-level positions.
As vice president of food and beverage, Huba will work closely with Peninsula Gaming’s operations and brand leadership teams to develop high-quality food and beverage experiences for its four casino properties, which include 14 restaurants. He has more than 20 years of hospitality and facilities operations experience, including Empress-Horseshoe properties, Jack Binion’s Horseshoe and Horseshoe-Harrah’s.
As vice president of marketing, Rafferty will oversee all marketing and advertising activities for Peninsula’s casinos and will be responsible for customer relationship management, direct mail marketing, driving participation in players club and loyalty programs, working with corporate creative staff to produce outstanding advertising and creative communications, developing engaging promotions, media buying and strategic marketing efforts.
Rafferty was most recently vice president of marketing at Monticello Casino and Raceway in New York, and was principal and president of New Hampshire Charitable Gaming, LLC. He also has operated his own consulting firm, Rafferty and Associates, providing marketing strategy and direction for casino and entertainment companies nationwide.