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Published: Monday, 9/26/2011

Top executives named for Hollywood Casino Toledo

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Construction of the Hollywood Casino-Toledo continues along the Maumee River. Construction of the Hollywood Casino-Toledo continues along the Maumee River.
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Officials of Penn National Gaming said Monday they have filled several key management positions for their new $300 million Hollywood Casino Toledo that will open next year on the East Toledo riverfront.

Mike Galle has been named assistant general manager at the Toledo operations after having served since 2008 as vice president of casino operations at Penn’s Argosy Riverside property in Kansas City, Mo.

Jeffrey Goodman has been named vice president of casino operations at the Toledo site. Previously, he spent the last nine years in numerous positions, including overseeing slot machines, information technology, audio-visual technology, and facility maintenance at Penn’s Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, W.Va.

John McLaughlin has been named vice president of finance at the new casino. He has been an independent gaming industry consultant the last three years and until 2008 was president of Centaur, Inc., an Indianapolis-based gaming company.

Penn National said Jason Birney will become vice president of marketing at the Toledo operation after serving as marketing director at Penn’s Hollywood Slots casino in Bangor, Maine. The new vice president of human resources is Chrystal Herndon, who previously worked in the human resources department of Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas.

All of the new managers will report to Richard St. Jean, who Penn National previously named general manager of the Hollywood Casino Toledo.



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