SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman Robert Welch of Viejas Band of The Kumeyaay Indians today announced the hiring of Thomas McCartney in the role of President and General Manager of Viejas Casino and Resort. The veteran casino and gaming executive will begin his new position November 1, 2016.
"We are excited that Tom has decided to join our team," said Chairman Welch. "He has been a dynamic force within the gaming industry for years, and he has produced successful results throughout his career. We are confident that his leadership and experience will allow us to continue to improve our world class customer service, and to maximize the performance of our latest economic expansion." McCartney brings more than 30 years experience to his new role at Viejas Casino and Resort. His experience and vision have helped set the foundation for the development of some of the most iconic properties in the country, namely New York-New York Hotel and Casino, Luxor Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and, most recently, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, where he served as Chief Operating Officer for three years. His unique perspective and determination have been the driving forces behind his success. "I am excited about the opportunity ahead of me with Viejas Casino and Resort," said McCartney. "The property is in the midst of tremendous growth and I am honored that the Band of Kumeyaay Indians have put their trust in me to lead such exciting initiatives."