People: Pinnacle Entertainment Inc (PNK)
21 May 2013
Mr. Richard J. Goeglein is Independent Chairman of the Board of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. Mr. Goeglein has been one of the Company’s directors since December 2003. Mr. Goeglein brings more than 32 years of experience in the hospitality and gaming industry. In addition to his position as director of the Company, Mr. Goeglein has served as the Non-executive Chairman of the Board of the Company since March 2010; lead director of the Company from May 2009 to November 2009; Interim Nonexecutive Chairman of the Board from November 2009 to March 2010; and was also a Director of the Company from 1997 to 1998; Owner and Managing Member, Evening Star Holdings, LLC (Business Consulting Firm) since mid-2005; Owner and Managing Member, Evening Star Hospitality, LLC (acquirer, developer and operator of non-gaming resort properties) from 2003 to early 2005; President and Chief Operating Officer, Holiday Corporation (the parent company of Holiday Inn, Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos, Hampton Inns and Embassy Suites) from 1984 to 1987; Executive Vice President and Director, Holiday Corporation from 1978 to 1984; President and Chief Executive Officer, Harrah’s Hotels and Casinos from 1980 to 1984; and Director, Boomtown, Inc. from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Goeglein served as President from 1997 and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 of Aladdin Gaming, LLC and Aladdin Gaming Holdings, LLC (developer and operator of the Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada), in each case until September 21, 2001. Aladdin Gaming, LLC filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on September 28, 2001.
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