Top Executives Bid Golden Nugget Adieu
As reported by the Las Vegas Business Press: "Times are a-changing at the Golden Nugget hotel and casino and some familiar faces will be missing as the 60-year-old resort tries to maintain its customer base during its first phase of a $200 million makeover. "Golden Nugget Chief Operating Officer Andre Carrier has tendered his resignation, but has agreed to stay on at least through the summer. Longtime Golden Nugget Vice President of Marketing Dan Shumny has already left his position, although he remains a consultant, according to Golden Nugget spokesperson Sylke Finnegan. "Shumny and Carrier had both recently signed three-year contracts to stay on with the property after it was purchased by Houston-based Landry's Restaurants in 2005. Carrier, 35, said he is leaving the gaming industry after 14 years to pursue an opportunity to run a consulting company. "...Carrier said he has agreed to stay during the transition, and that could mean staying on 'indefinitely' while the resort undergoes extensive renovation..."