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Yemenidjian Names Tropicana Team

Tropicana Las Vegas Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian announced his selections for the new executive team at the Tropicana.

Yemenidjian Names Tropicana Team

Tropicana Las Vegas Chairman and CEO Alex Yemenidjian announced his selections for the new executive team at the Tropicana.

Attorney Joanne Beckett will be the company’s new vice president and general counsel; financial whiz Jerry Fox will be the vice president of finance and CFO; hospitality insider Arik Knowles will be the vice president of hotel operations.

Casino executive Don Wren will be the vice president of casino operations; dining expert Jim Laughlin will be the vice president of food and beverage; experienced salesman Todd Gagnon will be the vice president of sales; creative guru Trish Gilbert will be the vice president of marketing.

Gaming veteran Melissa Steinberg will be the vice president of player development; Grammy award-winner Nancy Gregory will be the vice president of entertainment; industry insider Fred Harmon will be the vice president of human resources; and technology titan Richard Faircloth will be the vice president of information technology.

The new team will usher in a new era at the Tropicana, which is currently undergoing a complete physical refurbishing after emerging from bankruptcy earlier this year.

“A critical aspect of creating the new Tropicana Las Vegas is attracting extraordinarily talented people,” said Yemenidjian. “I feel very fortunate to have such a high-performance team in place, as I firmly believe that intellectual capital is the raw material from which success is made.”