Jack Entertainment Adds 6 to Leadership Team


Published:

Jack Entertainment

Detroit-based gaming company Jack Entertainment has announced six promotions within their leadership team. The organizational changes are reflected from the individual's contribution to the growth of the company and to assist the transition as Greektown Casino-Hotel is acquired by Jack Entertainment.

 

“These talented individuals have been instrumental in driving our company's growth, strategic direction, and culture and we’re pleased to be able to recognize those contributions and streamline our branding for continued success,” says Matt Cullen, CEO of JACK Entertainment. “As we look ahead to the future and begin to transition Greektown Casino-Hotel to JACK, we are confident they will enable us to maintain our momentum and achieve our long-term company goals.”

 

Former vice president Van Baltz will assume the role as senior vice president and CIO. Baltz has more than 25 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry and has worked for Jack Entertainment since 2015.

 

Alyse Martinelli, the company's previous vice president of human resources, will be promoted to senior vice president of human resources. Martinelli joined Jack Entertainment in 2017 after serving as senior vice president and general counsel for The Reel Health Network. Additionally, Martinelli served as an associate general counsel for AT&T Inc.

 

Angela Matthews will transition from vice president of slot operations to the newly created positions of senior vice president of gaming and innovations. Matthews roles will be to serve as the corporate lead for all gaming including slots, table games, poker, iGaming, and racing operations. Matthews, who joined Jack Entertainment in 2016, has 20 years of gaming industry experience.

 

Jeffery LaFrance, former vice president of marketing at Greektown Casino-Hotel will be promoted to vice president of marketing and public relations for Jack Entertainment. In his new position, LaFrance will be responsible for public relations, social media strategy, online marketing initiatives, rewards programs, and cross-property promotions. LaFrance joins Jack Entertainment with 13 years of experience in the gaming industry.

 

Randy Awdish will also become deputy general counsel after previously serving Greektown Casino-Hotel  as general counsel. Awdish will assist in leading legal activities, contracts, litigation matters, real estate transactions, corporate governance, and regulatory matters. Awdish has worked for Jack Entertainment since 2014.

 

Adam Suliman, formerly director of gaming operations, will become vice president of ancillary gaming and innovations. Suliman’s new role will make him responsible for iGaming, innovation, racing, and the internal process improvements team. Prior to joining Jack Entertainment in 2010, Suliman served as the director of business consulting for Quicken Loans.

 
Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Dykema’s Bloomfield Hills Office Adds Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Attorney

Dykema, a Detroit-based national law firm, has announced the addition of Kenneth J. Sachs to its employee benefits and executive compensation practice group in the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office.

Pontiac’s Haven Names President and CEO

Haven, an organization in Pontiac that provides comprehensive programs and services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, has named Aimee Nimeh as its president and CEO.

DMC Names CFO

Detroit Medical Center (DMC) has announced that Brittany Lavis has accepted the role of CFO of the Detroit market. In her new role, Lavis reports directly to Anthony Tedeschi, CEO of DMC.

Rehmann’s Ann Arbor Office Adds Two New Hires

Rehmann, a certified public accountant (CPA), business consulting, and financial services firm, has added two new hires to its Ann Arbor office in the governmental and higher education sectors. Matt Behnke, a CPA and chartered global management accountant, will serve as an assurance senior manager, and Daniel Clark, CPA will serve as an assurance principal.

Troy’s Ross Mortgage Adds Vice President, Four Other Employees

Ross Mortgage Corp., a full-service residential mortgage lender headquartered in Troy, announced the appointment of Theresa Sprague as vice president of branch growth and retention. The firm has also added Jason Sprague and his team of loan officers, Jon DeKoninck, Denise Huettner, and Tim Donner.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. Revered Cadieux Café on Detroit’s East Side Sold to Restauranteur Paul Howard and Musician John Rutherford
    The owners of the Cadieux Café on Detroit’s east side today announced that they have sold the...
  2. Farmington Hills’ Plum Market to Open Street Concept Store in Downtown Detroit
    Plum Market, a food and beverage company based in Farmington Hills, will open a street concept...
  3. Bloomfield Hills-Based Sterilogy and Grand Valley Students Develop System to Help Reduce Hospital Infections
    Keeping hands clean and sanitized in hospitals and other medical facilities can be a challenging...
  4. BESA Detroit Restaurant Opens in the Central Business District
    A new restaurant, lounge, and private dining establishment called BESA Detroit has opened on the...
  5. Ottawa Towers Wins $7.4M Settlement from Pontiac Over Property and Parking Rights
    After more than six years of litigation, the City of Pontiac and the owners of the Ottawa Towers...
  6. Diamond’s Steak and Seafood Opens in Downtown Royal Oak
    Diamond’s Steak and Seafood, an Adam Merkel Restaurant, opened yesterday in downtown Royal Oak...