With a new chairman in place, the Atlantic City Alliance marketing coalition has completed the rest of the casino appointments to its eight-member board of trustees.
Kevin DeSanctis, chief executive officer of Revel Entertainment Group; Mark Giannantonio, president and CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel; and John Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Harrah’s Resort, are the newest members, the ACA announced Monday.
Their appointment follows the selection last month of Tom Ballance as the board’s new chairman. Ballance, president of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, replaced Don Marrandino, who lost his ACA seat after he left Caesars Entertainment Corp. in early January.
The alliance is a private, nonprofit marketing organization that receives $30 million in funding annually from the Atlantic City casinos. Last year, it made a splash with its widely publicized “Do AC” advertising campaign that portrays Atlantic City as an upscale tourist destination offering more than just casino gambling.
Revel, Atlantic City’s newest casino, has just been made the ACA’s eighth member. All of the board seats are held by casino executives.
The remaining board members are Michael Frawley, chief operating officer of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel; Bob Griffin, CEO of Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.; Tom Pohlman, executive vice president and general manager of Golden Nugget Atlantic City; and Tony Rodio, president and CEO of Tropicana Casino and Resort
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