n addition, it has nominated Richard A. Goldstein to stand for election to the Board of Directors at the upcoming annual meeting of shareholders in early October.
In response to the announcement, Perry, chairman and CEO, said, "It is an honor to fill the chairman's role and continue to build the company of Bernie's dreams. His legacy will endure as the Board of Directors and management team are committed to shaping the company he envisioned."
Considered one of the most respected executives in the gaming industry, Perry joined Isle of Capri Casinos as vice chairman of the Board in 2007; he was named chief executive officer and executive vice chairman in March 2008. Prior to joining Isle of Capri Casinos, Perry held leadership roles with Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. and Argosy Gaming Company. Under his guidance, Argosy was transformed from a struggling operator of regional riverboat casinos to a company with one of the strongest balance sheets in gaming.
Originally from New Castle, Pennsylvania, Perry began his career in 1976 with Ramada, Inc., where he held various positions throughout a twenty year period.
Goldstein, son of the late Bernard Goldstein, serves as president of Alter Energy, LLC, and serves on the board of directors, and is executive vice president, of Alter Company. He has been an officer/director of several affiliated river transportation companies engaged in stevedoring and equipment leasing since 1983. Since November 2005, he has served on the co-products committee/transportation subcommittee of the Renewable Fuels Association.
He also served as a director and officer of Steamboat Companies in 1991.