e joins Pinnacle from Harrah's Entertainment and will be responsible for the company's full array of internal and external financial accounting and reporting, including reports to the SEC, coordination with external auditors and related issues.
Prior to joining Pinnacle, Boudreaux served in various accounting and finance positions at Harrah's operational, regional and corporate levels. He is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola University.
Ed Mulholland has joined Pinnacle as Associate General Counsel. He will help manage the legal issues for the company's growing number of gaming properties, including contracts, employment issues, labor and regulatory matters. He joined Pinnacle after serving as Vice President and Associate Corporate Counsel for the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas since 2000.
In that position, he oversaw all aspects of the resort's legal matters, including risk management, human resources, labor relations, government and community relations and security. Mulholland received his bachelor's degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Suzanne Chabre has joined Pinnacle in the newly created position of Vice President-Brand Marketing. In that role, she will oversee all aspects of Pinnacle's brand management, including advertising. She also is a key member of the team developing the Company's new player-tracking database and marketing system.
She joined the company from MGM Mirage, where she served as Vice President of Marketing, Residential Division for the us$ 7 billion City Center project in Las Vegas. Previously, she served as a marketing integration team leader during and after Harrah's Entertainment Inc.'s acquisition of Caesars Entertainment.
Arthur Schleifer has been named Vice President of Real Estate Development. In that newly created role, Schleifer will be responsible for developing the company's non-gaming assets, such as retail and residential development, strategic partnerships and other projects and alliances that complement Pinnacle's core gaming business. He joins Pinnacle from Harrah's Entertainment where he most recently served as Director of New Business Development.
Before joining Harrah's in 2001 as Director of Strategic Alliances, he served in various business development and marketing roles with Excite Home and USA Networks Inc.'s Home Shopping Network. He holds a bachelor's degree in history from Tufts University and a master's degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.
Win Person has been named Senior Director of Epicurean Operations. In that role, he will oversee all of the restaurants, lounges and other food and beverage operations at each of Pinnacle's properties. He joins Pinnacle from Pure Management Group, where he served as Vice President of Restaurant Development.
Person is a graduate of the Hotel Management School of Lausanne and Professional Chef School in Montreux, Switzerland.
"We're excited to add executives of this caliber to our team," said Daniel R. Lee, Pinnacle's Chairman and CEO. "Dan Boudreaux will help us continue to manage our financial and accounting infrastructure as we continue our rapid growth. Ed Mulholland brings his legal skills to help manage our expanding network of regional gaming properties. Suzanne Chabre brings a wealth of experience to our marketing operations, which is a major focus of our growth plans.”
“Arthur Schleifer's mix of development, retail and strategic partnership expertise will help the company create value out of its real estate and other non-gaming assets. Win Person's background as a trained chef, hotel-school graduate, luxury-resort executive and restaurant-concept developer brings Pinnacle a range of experience that will benefit its current and future properties. We look forward to having Dan, Ed, Suzanne, Arthur and Win join in building the Pinnacle of the future." He concluded.