Penn National Gaming has implemented a new organisational structure for its executive management team, which includes the promotion of Todd George to executive vice president, operations and a change of title for Chris Rogers to senior vice president, chief strategy officer.
The planned changes, some of which are subject to regulatory approvals, will coincide with the transition of Jay Snowden to the role of CEO on January 1, 2020, following the retirement of current CEO Timothy Wilmott.
George joined Penn National in October 2012 as vice president and general manager of Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. He will be responsible for the company’s four senior vice presidents of regional operations, as well as marketing and information technology.
Rogers joined Penn National in August 2013 as vice president, deputy general counsel. In his newly created role, he will lead the team in developing and pursuing the company’s strategic growth initiatives.
“Both Todd and Chris have quickly risen the management ranks at Penn National and their new roles reflect the trust and confidence I have in them serving as integral members of my newly restructured executive management team,” said Snowden.
“As the gaming industry continues to evolve, we plan to successfully combine our diversified regional gaming footprint – the nation’s largest with 41 facilities in 19 states – with our new and expanding interactive initiatives, to deliver best-in-class omni-channel entertainment experiences for our guests. At the same time, we intend to meaningfully deleverage our balance sheet while building on our long-term progress in expanding operating margins. By aligning our executive leadership structure with our primary strategic objectives, our team’s diverse talents will successfully address this exciting and dynamic time for our company.”