Penn National Gaming has announced that Dave Williams has stepped down as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Taking his place, subject to customary regulatory approvals, will be Felicia Hendrix, who will be joining Penn National as executive vice president and CFO on March 2 following more than 20 years as an equity research analyst covering the gaming, lodging and leisure industries. Hendrix will be reporting directly to Penn National’s CEO, Jay Snowden.
Williams, who has agreed to stay with the company in a temporary advisory role to help ensure a smooth transition, said of his planned departure: “To say my relatively brief tenure at Penn National was a roller coaster ride would be an understatement.
“We went from the excitement of announcing our new partnership with Barstool Sports to the temporary shutdown of all of our operating assets in my first two months on the job. I am very proud of the way our company responded to the unprecedented challenges the pandemic presented and the role I played in helping to raise more than $1bn in new equity to be able to weather the storm.
“While I am grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of the incredible team at Penn, the challenges of continuing to work remotely from the West Coast and the potential strain of a relocation of my family during the ongoing pandemic has led me to this difficult decision.”