Industry Update
Appointment25 February 2015

Jon Lucas

Appointed EVP of Hotel & Casino Operations
At Hard Rock International, Inc. in Orlando, Florida, USA

Jon Lucas Lucas originally joined Hard Rock in 2013 as the president of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in Cleveland, where he managed everything from site design and construction to the hiring and onboarding of key executives. During his tenure at the Rocksino, Lucas' efforts led to the venue quickly becoming a dominating market share leader in Ohio, according to the company. Prior to joining Hard Rock, Lucas was the president and general manager of the IP Casino in Biloxi, MS, for six years. Lucas also spent four years as regional president at Caesars Entertainment, where he was responsible for the oversight of three properties, including more than 1,700 rooms and full-service gaming facilities, encompassing over 5,200 slots and 150 table games.

Hard Rock International, Inc.

With 120 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and 13 Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in more than 40 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe.
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Recent Appointments at Hard Rock

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6 June 2019 —
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Rachel Mecca - Director of Global Travel Industry Sales

30 April 2019 — Hard Rock International is adding to its stellar executive team, announcing the appointment of Rachel Mecca as director of global travel industry sales in the global sales and marketing department. In her new role, Mecca will be responsible for the development and execution of strategic sales and marketing initiatives for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.
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Joelle Shearin - General Manager and President

5 February 2019 — Shearin will oversee all operations for the fully integrated gaming resort. Her most recent role was vice president and general manager at the Argosy Casino Alton in Alton, Ill., as the first female general manager for Penn National Gaming.
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