Caesars Entertainment Corp. has named Anthony Rodio as ceo. Rodio, who is currently ceo of Affinity Gaming, will be transitioning to Caesars during the next 30 days.
Rodio, who comes to Caesars with nearly 40 years of experience in the casino industry, will join the company’s board of directors and be based in Las Vegas. He started his gaming career in 1980 as an accounting clerk and transitioned into the management ranks, holding a succession of executive positions for casino brands such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Trump Marina Hotel Casino, the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort and Penn Gaming.
The board also announced the creation of a Transaction Committee composed of independent directors to oversee the company’s evaluation of ongoing efforts in creating additional shareholder value, including continuing to operate as an independent public company. The committee members are Thomas Benninger, Keith Cozza, Don Kornstein and Courtney Mather. The decision to form this committee follows inquiries from industry participants concerning possible transactions with Caesars. PJT Partners LP is assisting the committee with this process.
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