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Connecticut tribe's casino in Puerto Rico names new leadership, hiring for 85 jobs

Foxwood El San Juan Casino's new leadership team.
2021-10-22
Puerto Rico
Reading time 2:48 min
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and Liongrove appointed Orlando Vega-López as the new Director of Casino Operations; Kathlyn Pérez as Director of Casino Finance; Jacqueline Rios as Director of Casino Administration, among other executive leadership positions. The soon-to-open property has already hired 55 Puerto Rican employees, and is currently looking to fill the remaining 85 open positions.

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove announced Thursday the appointment of a new leadership team that will oversee operations of the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, which is soon to open. 

The casino’s new leadership team is composed by Orlando Vega-López as the new Director of Casino Operations; Kathlyn Pérez, as the new Director of Casino Finance; Jacqueline Rios, as the new Director of Casino Administration; Adamarish Falcón-Ramos, as the new Director of Casino Marketing; and Miguel Guzmán, Slots and IT Manager. 

Orlando Vega-López has been in the casino industry since he was 18 years old, when he started working as a croupier. In 2007 he assumed the role of Gaming Inspector for the Puerto Rico Tourism company, which provided the opportunity to learn about each casino in Puerto Rico, and the operations and relationships built within every level of casino employees. 

Kathlyn Pérez brings two decades of casino industry experience to the Foxwoods El San Juan leadership team. She has held numerous positions within casino finance – having started her career at El San Juan Casino as an accounting clerk, she also served as the general books auditor at Condado Plaza Casino before returning to El San Juan as an income auditor. She later assumed positions as accounting manager and comptroller at the Condado Plaza Casino before eventually resuming her career at El San Juan as the Director of Casino Finance. 

Jacqueline "Jackie" Rios entered the casino industry at the Condado Plaza Casino in 1988 as a compliance/security officer. From there, Rios continued her journey throughout various levels of the casino team as a player services agent, credit/reservations coordinator and casino administrator. She also served as casino director of Dorado del Mar Casino in Puerto Rico. 

Adamarish Falcón-Ramos began her career in the casino industry as a part-time telemarketer. She previously served as marketing manager at Casino Del Sol at the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort, and marketing manager at Casino Del Mar at La Concha Resort. 

 Miguel Guzman entered the casino industry at the original El San Juan Casino in 1991 as a slot cashier. He then served across numerous positions within the El San Juan Casino until he was appointed director of slot operations in 2001. When the casino closed in 2016, Guzman transferred into the IT department, during which he completed his degree in information systems and received a masters in telecommunications and network administration.  

Foxwoods El San Juan is happy to increase its workforce and continues to seek qualified people to do so, having already hired 55 Puerto Rican employees. Additionally, the casino has commenced the search to fill the remaining 85 open positions – spanning dealers/croupiers, supervisor and associate positions – ahead of opening its doors later this year. With new leadership at the helm and the hiring of experienced team members well underway, the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino is poised to reinvigorate the historic destination casino with fresh perspectives rooted in decades of gaming industry experience.”, the casino stated in an official release. 

Stuart Levene, General Manager and Managing Director of Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, added: "We are pleased to announce the latest stellar additions to the Foxwoods El San Juan leadership team. We are confident that there is no team more qualified to both propel the next generation of this historic casino forward into its new phase as the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino and deliver award-winning gaming experiences to Puerto Rico, in addition to bolstering the Puerto Rican tourism industry and economy. We're also excited to welcome more team members into the Foxwoods El San Juan family, and believe our property is an ideal choice for those seeking a lasting career in the gaming hospitality industry."

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