The board of directors at Pinnacle Entertainment recently elected Anthony Sanfilippo as chairman, succeeding James L. Martineau in this role. He will continue in his position as chief executive officer. Martineau will continue to be a board member. In addition, Charles Atwood was appointed to the newly created position of lead independent director and Ron Huberman was elected to the board, which includes six independent members.
Sanfilippo joined the company in 2010 and has been involved in several strategic transactions, including the acquisition of Ameristar Casinos in 2013, the sale of the company’s real estate assets in 2016 and most recently the acquisition of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino.
Atwood also was appointed chairman of the corporate governance and nominating committee. Huberman brings extensive experience to the board in the public and private sectors and expertise in technology, management, operations and government relations, Sanfilippo said.