Gagnon announces resignation of CRDe's Executive Vice President/CFO

CHOCTAW, Miss (August 15, 2013)- The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise Board, an enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians which owns and operates the Pearl River Resort, announced the resignation of Pearl River Resort Executive Vice President/ CFO Ryan Eller.

Holly Gagnon, President and CEO of Pearl River Resort, will assume CFO duties in the interim while an executive search is ongoing. Gagnon, a former senior financial executive at Caesars Entertainment and Foxwoods Resort, holds an MBA from Chaminade University in Honolulu, a BS in Accountancy and was licensed as a CPA in the State of Hawaii.

Under the direction of Board Chairman, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, CRDE has engaged the highly regarded executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, to find Eller’s long term successor. Spencer Stuart will give us a longer reach into markets and sectors beyond our traditional catchment area.

"Ryan has made important contributions during his tenure and has been a solid member of the Pearl River Resort team that has fundamentally repositioned the Resort as the premier gaming destination resort property in the broader Southern gaming market.” said Gagnon. "While we will certainly miss Ryan, this new opportunity represents a return to the northeast part of the country where he has spent considerable time. We wish him the best.”

"Through the leadership of Chief Phyliss Anderson and Holly Gagnon, Pearl River Resort has made remarkable progress in returning to the efficient and profitable business that it has long been known as, and I am very pleased to have played a part in that success story," said Eller.
About Pearl River Resort
Pearl River Resort, located on Highway 16 West Choctaw, Mississippi is a gaming destination resort of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.  Pearl River Resort consists of the Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Silver Star Resort & Casino, excellent dining options, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club and Hotel, Dancing Rabbit Inn, Geyser Falls Water Theme Park, Clearwater Key, and the Beach Club.  For more information, visit www.pearlriverresort .com

SOURCE Pearl River Resort