Since its opening in 1997, the leadership team at Harrah's Cherokee Casinos has grown and evolved with the needs of the business. With the arrival of the New Year, Harrah's Cherokee Casinos is pleased to announce new changes to its management team. Effective February 1, the following leadership positions will take effect:
Having served as Regional Vice President (RVP) of Human Resources and External Relations since 2009, Jo Ray will move into the position of RVP of Community Relations and Employee Wellness. Jo's redefined focus will be Corporate Citizenship, HERO (Harrah's Employees Reaching Out) as well as on employee wellness and engagement.
Adele Jacobs-Madden will transition to the position of RVP of Finance and Resort Operations. Adele has served as RVP of Finance since 2013. Her newly expanded role will include Hotel and Facilities of the Resort in Cherokee and the Casino & Hotel in Murphy.
Leeann Bridges will transition from RVP of Marketing to RVP of Human Resources. Ms. Bridges has led the Marketing team at Harrah's Cherokee since 2004. As RVP of Human Resources, Leeann will oversee Employment and Recruiting, Employee Relations, as well as Training and Talent Development.
Brian Saunooke has been promoted to RVP of Marketing. Brian has served Harrah's Cherokee since 2001, and was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2013 where he oversaw Direct Marketing, Total Rewards, Special Events and Promotions as well as Social Media Marketing.
"I have the utmost confidence in our leadership team," said Regional Senior Vice President and General Manager Brooks Robinson. "They are all committed to driving results in their areas while ensuring we remain the premier gaming destination in the South. I'm looking forward to the coming expansions at our properties with this great group of individuals."