PCI Gaming Authority, doing business as Wind Creek Hospitality, announced last week the appointment of Kathy McCracken to the role of Executive Vice President and General Manager of Wind Creek Bethlehem casino in Pennsylvania. She is succeeding Brian Carr who is leaving the organization.
McCracken steps into the role as Wind Creek launches initiatives that will further enhance the property's position in the region. She is a long-tenured veteran of the gaming industry, with a deep background in operations, marketing, and systems. She has been with the property since its pre-opening and most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Operations.
James Dorris, President & CEO of Wind Creek, said: "Kathy brings upbeat and collaborative leadership to the property. Her ability to help the employees continue through the ongoing expansion efforts will be invaluable. We are very pleased that she is willing to lead the team to establish Wind Creek Bethlehem as the premier gaming and entertainment destination in the Northeast."
Dorris also noted of Carr that "Brian did a fantastic job keeping the staff and employees focused and committed to the property during the time that it took for the sale to close. We wish him well as he moves on to explore his next opportunities."
Wind Creek has been vocal about continued investment in its Bethlehem location. The company recently received approval to begin construction on a second hotel tower and convention space and plans redevelopment of Machine Shop #2 into an Indoor Water Park and entertainment complex. With the strong leadership of McCracken in the top spot, the property is now poised to take that step forward.