CHOCTAW, Miss. (September 24, 2012) The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE), a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, today announced the appointment of Ryan Eller as the new Executive Vice President of Finance/CFO for Pearl River Resort. Eller will be responsible for the overall financial operations of all the properties in the CRDE portfolio, including the Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Bok Homa Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park.
With more than 15 years of experience, Eller is a seasoned veteran of the financial and gaming industries. He has successfully led organizations through transformational changes which have included acquisitions, restructuring, start-up development, major expansions and capital market transactions.
Eller most recently served as the Treasurer and Executive Director of Finance for PCI Gaming Authority, an instrumentality of Alabama's Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Prior to his position with PCI, Eller served as the President's Associate and Regional Director of Planning and Analysis with Caesar's Entertainment in its Mid South region. Eller also worked as a corporate strategy associate for Textron, Inc. Before entering business school, he served as an active duty officer in the United States Marine Corps for over seven years, leaving the Marine Corps Reserve as a Major.
Ryan Eller holds a master's degree in business administration with honors from Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts and a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he was a distinguished graduate.
"Ryan makes a very important addition to our executive team," said Holly Gagnon, President and Chief Executive Officer for Pearl River Resort. "His financial expertise and strong leadership skills will help ensure continued growth for Pearl River Resort."
ABOUT PEARL RIVER RESORT
Pearl River Resort, located in Choctaw, Mississippi, is the Southern United States' first comprehensive luxury gaming resort. The resort features the Silver Star and Golden Moon, two exciting hotel/casinos with over 2,700 slot machines, more than 75 table games, 1,074 hotel rooms, 11 restaurants, European spa facilities, shopping and live entertainment. Also featured is The Dancing Rabbit Golf Club with two championship golf courses and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park.
Bok Homa Casino
Bok Homa Casino located in Sandersville, Ms is the latest addition to Pearl River Resort. The impressive new 27,000 square foot facility features over 750 slot machines and a fabulous quick serve eatery called Lucky's.
The Arena at Golden Moon
Set within the casino floor of the Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, The Arena at Golden Moon Hotel & Casino can hold up to 5,000 patrons for a variety of special events ranging from concerts and comedy showcases to touring shows and exclusive, limited engagement performances.
Pearl River Resort is a development of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally recognized, self-governing tribe with approximately 10,000 members living on or near reservation land. For more information, go to www.pearlriverresort.com.