Industry Update
Appointment 5 February 2019

Joelle Shearin

Appointed General Manager and President
At Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe - CA, USA

Joelle Shearin

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. There she facilitated day-to-day gaming operations with more than 800 slot machines and 12 table games as well as multiple restaurants. She oversaw and completed an extensive interior remodel and redesign. Shearin refined her skills in crisis management by reopening the property on multiple occasions after record flooding forced two closures within 16 months.

The two years prior she served as the assistant general manager at Hollywood Casino in St. Louis as the company transitioned the property after acquiring it from Caesars Casino. Shearin started her casino industry career in 2005 with Harrah's Entertainment in Memphis, Tenn. She has held senior management positions with Harrah's and several Penn National properties, including the Argosy Casino in Sioux City, Iowa, and the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa.

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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