LAS VEGAS, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) today announced that Bob Boughner has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer, effective immediately.
In this newly created position, Boughner will lead the Company's new business development efforts. These responsibilities will include: expansion in both existing and new markets; building corporate relationships and alliances; and pursuing new business opportunities in a variety of areas, including Internet gaming.
Boughner will report directly to Keith Smith, Boyd Gaming's President and Chief Executive Officer. He will retain his current duties as President of Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, will continue to oversee the Company's development efforts on the Las Vegas Strip, and remain on the Company's Board of Directors. His appointment is subject to New Jersey regulatory approval.
"Bob is a talented executive who has been a trusted member of our senior management team for many years," Smith said. "With the addition of these responsibilities, the Company will be in an ideal position to benefit from his expertise in operations and business development as we successfully manage our business through challenging times and pursue attractive growth opportunities."
Boughner joined Boyd Gaming in 1976, and has served in a variety of senior executive positions, including general manager of several properties, Senior Vice President of Administration, Chief Operating Officer, and President of Echelon Resorts. He has served on the Company's Board of Directors since 1996.
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Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) is a leading diversified owner and operator of 16 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, and Louisiana. Boyd Gaming press releases are available at www.prnewswire.com. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com .
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