Valley Forge Casino Resort announced its board of managers has named Robert M. Pickus as chairman of the board. Pickus, who holds more than three decades of executive experience in the gaming industry, has broad expertise in strategic corporate planning, project development and operation, and regulatory compliance.
Pickus currently serves as a managing director of GCA Capital Group and as the CEO of its subsidiary, GCA Leisure, providing advisory and management consulting services for the hospitality, gaming and entertainment industries.
Previously, Pickus served as an officer of Trump Entertainment Resorts (TER) for more than 25 years, holding key leadership positions, including chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary. In 2005 and 2010, Pickus coordinated legal and financial advisers to accomplish TER’s successful efforts to restructure its capitalization.
Pickus also directed the financing, planning and development for a casino in Gary, Indiana, and negotiated management agreements for a casino in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and a Native American casino near Palm Springs, California.