Friday, October 4, 2013

Richard Goeglein Bio

Mr. Richard Goeglein is a seasoned business executive who has led high-growth billion-dollar companies through mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Along with his extensive experience in the US casino and hospitality industries, he has also worked internationally in consumer services and products sectors.

He is currently Chairman of the Board,
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. He joined Pinnacle's board in 2003 and became Chairman in 2010. He previously held a succession of senior executive positions with Holiday Corporation, the global hotel and casino company that owned Holiday Inns, Harrah's Hotels and Casinos, Hampton Inns and Embassy Suites businesses. He served as President/COO of Holiday Corporation from 1984 to 1987, and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Harrah's Hotels and Casinos from 1980 to 1984. Mr. Goeglein served as President from 1997 and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 of Aladdin Gaming, LLC and Aladdin Gaming Holdings, LLC, the developer and operator of the Aladdin Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip until 2001.

Currently, he is a faculty member, moderates webinars and participates as a speaker and panelist for the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a member of the Advisory Board and Vice Chairman of The Board of Veteran CEOs, and serves as a trustee on the Board of Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, a 503C non-profit.

Mr. Goeglein has previously served as a director of 13 Public and Non-Profit organizations. He holds an MBA from Stanford University.

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