LAS VEGAS and SELMA, Texas, April 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:PNK) subsidiary managing Retama Park Racetrack announces the appointment of Chris Corrado as Vice President and General Manager, effective immediately.
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Chris has more than 19 years of management experience, and a wealth of knowledge of the hospitality and gaming industries. In 2010, he joined Pinnacle Entertainment as Assistant General Manager at Belterra Casino Resort & Spa. Prior to that, he worked in different capacities in the gaming industry including marketing and operations. In his new role, he will report to Executive Vice President of Regional Operations Geno M. Iafrate and will continue his oversight of the Heartland Poker Tour brand, which Pinnacle Entertainment acquired in July 2012."We are always pleased to promote dynamic leaders from within our ranks," said Geno Iafrate. "Chris comes to Retama Park at an exciting time of positive transition. He will bring a great energy, marketing expertise and leadership to the management team at Retama Park Racetrack and will focus on creating memorable guest experiences, a positive environment for our new team members and fostering strong community ties in the City of Selma and the greater San Antonio region." "I am excited to lead the dedicated team managing Retama Park at a property steeped in tradition; together we will focus on merging that legacy with the unparalleled guest service that Pinnacle Entertainment is known for while bringing a new focus on operational excellence to the track," said Corrado. He adds, "My family and I are looking forward to living in this vibrant and diverse south Texas region."