IP Recognizes Outstanding Team Members of the Month for July and August

BILOXI, Miss.—IP CASINO RESORT SPA recognized several outstanding team members for their service, dedication and work ethic in a joint ceremony honoring the Team Members of the Month for July and August. The ceremony was held on Thursday, Sept. 19.

July’s honorees included team members Yendee Cartwright (Food & Beverage, Banquets), Sandra Ghorla (Bus Tour & Travel, Bus Coordinator), Mike Nguyen (Table Games, Dealer), Mike Hryhorchuck (Facilities, Lead Maintenance), John McDonald (Facilities, Painter) and Georgetta Williams (Food & Beverage, Lead Cook).

August’s honorees included team members Lillian Holmes (Food & Beverage, Server), Zachary Longino (Security, Security Officer), Shannon Luth (Cage, Master Bank Cashier), Bonnie Boyd (Player Development, Representative), Vera Hartman (Accounting, Accountant) and Sabrina Martin (Human Resources, Senior Specialist).

The IP team member selection committee identifies deserving team members to acknowledge their commitment to Boyd Style with each month’s Team Member of the Month Awards, as well as Part-Time and Team Leader of the Quarter recognitions. All winners receive two show tickets, a recognition plaque, a special-edition name tag, a professional photo and recognition in both the front-of-house and back-of-house areas for the following month. 

Honorees are entered in a drawing to receive special prizes, including dining and parking specials, cash prizes and the chance to attend an end-of-year banquet with Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd. At the end-of-year banquet, one team member will be named the Team Member of the Year and will win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Hawaii.


Winner of the elite AAA Four Diamond award, the IP CASINO RESORT SPA is the Gulf Coast's premier entertainment resort destination. Towering 32 stories over the scenic Back Bay of Biloxi, the IP is home to more than 1,000 elegantly appointed hotel rooms and suites, live entertainment, award-winning restaurants, and a first-class spa. For further information, visit www.ipbiloxi.com. IP CASINO RESORT SPA is a property of Boyd Gaming.  Founded in 1975, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading geographically diversified operator of 29 gaming entertainment properties in 10 states. With one of the most experienced leadership teams in the casino industry, Boyd Gaming prides itself on offering its guests an outstanding entertainment experience, delivered with unwavering attention to customer service. For additional Company information and press releases, visit www.boydgaming.com.