Jerry Boone Named Harrah's Entertainment Senior Vice President of Human Resources.Harrah's Entertainment Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) is a gaming corporation that owns and operates casinos, hotels, and six golf courses under several brands. The company, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the largest gaming company in the world, with yearly revenues around $7.11 billion. , Inc. has named Jerry Boone Senior Vice President of Human Resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. , effective upon receipt of required regulatory approvals.
Boone succeeds Marilyn Winn, who has been named Senior Vice President of Las Vegas Operations for Harrah's. Previously, Boone served as Vice President of Human Resources at Harrah's New Orleans Harrah's New Orleans is a casino located in New Orleans, Louisiana near the foot of Canal Street a block away from the Mississippi River. It is a 115,000 ft² casino with approximately 2,100 slot machines, over 90 table games and a poker room. .
In his new position, Boone will be responsible compensation and benefits; developing Harrah's human resources policies and strategies; executive recruitment and development; training; employee and labor relations; and internal communications. He will report to Gary Loveman, Harrah's President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Harrah's strategy to enhance customer loyalty as a key driver to sustainable growth requires a demonstrated ability to attract, develop and retain a talented, highly motivated workforce," Loveman said. "It is with great confidence that we turn over this crucial mission to Jerry. He has a varied and distinguished career, most recently as an executive at two of our most successful properties. I am certain Jerry will continue to excel in his new role."
Boone joined Harrah's in 1995 as Vice President and General Counsel at Harrah's Atlantic City Harrah's Atlantic City is a hotel and casino, located in the marina district of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Harrah's has three sister properties, Bally's Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City (which were acquired by the Caesars Entertainment merger with Harrahs) and Showboat Casino, . In 1997 and 1998, he served as one of two gaming industry representatives on the board of the New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, making him the first African-American to serve on this board.
Boone later served as Vice President-Gaming Executive Development for Harrah's Entertainment and Vice President of Gaming Operations at Harrah's New Orleans before taking over as Vice President of Human Resources at the property in 2000.
Prior to joining Harrah's, Boone operated a private law practice. From 1991 to 1994, he served as Solicitor General An officer of the U.S. Justice Department who represents the federal government in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The solicitor general is charged with representing the Executive Branch of the U.S. government in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. of the State of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of . Prior to this position, Boone practiced law with the New York State Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Boone holds a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School and a B.A. degree from Columbia College.
Founded 66 years ago, Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. owns or manages through various subsidiaries 25 casinos in the United States, primarily under the Harrah's brand name. Harrah's Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its valued customers through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership.
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