PUERTO RICO (October 21, 2021) – The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and LionGrove are pleased to announce the appointment of a new leadership team that will oversee operations of the soon-to-open Foxwoods El San Juan Casino. Foxwoods El San Juan is happy to increase its workforce and continues to seek qualified people to do so, having already hired 55 Puerto Rican employees. Additionally, the casino has commenced the search to fill the remaining 85 open positions – spanning dealers/croupiers, supervisor and associate positions – ahead of opening its doors later this year. With new leadership at the helm and the hiring of experienced team members well underway, the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino is poised to reinvigorate the historic destination casino with fresh perspectives rooted in decades of gaming industry experience.
“We are pleased to announce the latest stellar additions to the Foxwoods El San Juan leadership team. We are confident that there is no team more qualified to both propel the next generation of this historic casino forward into its new phase as the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino and deliver award-winning gaming experiences to Puerto Rico, in addition to bolstering the Puerto Rican tourism industry and economy,” said Stuart Levene, General Manager and Managing Director of Foxwoods El San Juan Casino. “We’re also excited to welcome more team members into the Foxwoods El San Juan family, and believe our property is an ideal choice for those seeking a lasting career in the gaming hospitality industry.”
Orlando Vega-López, Foxwoods El San Juan’s new Director of Casino Operations, began his career in the casino industry at just 18 years old as a croupier. In 2007 he assumed the role of Gaming Inspector for the Puerto Rico Tourism company, which provided the opportunity to learn each casino in Puerto Rico, and the operations and relationships built within every level of casino employees. It has been Vega-López’s personal dream to work at the historic El San Juan Casino, and he is confident that the refreshed property will provide guests with an unmatched gaming experience for years to come.
Kathlyn Pérez, Director of Casino Finance, brings two decades of casino industry experience to the Foxwoods El San Juan leadership team. She has held numerous positions within casino finance – having started her career at El San Juan Casino as an accounting clerk, she also served as the general books auditor at Condado Plaza Casino before returning to El San Juan as an income auditor. She later assumed positions as accounting manager and comptroller at the Condado Plaza Casino before eventually resuming her career at El San Juan as the Director of Casino Finance. Her extensive knowledge and experience will surely serve as a continued benefit to the iconic Puerto Rican casino.
Jacqueline “Jackie” Rios, the casino’s new Director of Casino Administration, got her start in the casino industry at the Condado Plaza Casino in 1988 as a compliance/security officer. From there, Rios continued her journey throughout various levels of the casino team as a player services agent, credit/reservations coordinator and casino administrator. She also served as casino director of Dorado del Mar Casino in Puerto Rico. With her varied background in the casino industry, Rios is the ideal candidate to lead casino administration at Foxwoods El San Juan.
Adamarish Falcón-Ramos, Foxwoods El San Juan’s new Director of Casino Marketing, first began her career in the casino industry as a part-time telemarketer and never imagined that a decade later she’d become the head of marketing at such a storied property. She previously served as marketing manager at Casino Del Sol at the Courtyard by Marriott Isla Verde Beach Resort, and marketing manager at Casino Del Mar at La Concha Resort. Falcón-Ramos will lead with hospitality and first-class customer service as a top priority, ensuring guests are offered the premier entertainment and gaming experience in Puerto Rico.
Miguel Guzman, Slots and IT Manager, started in the casino industry at the original El San Juan Casino in 1991 as a slot cashier. He then served across numerous positions within the El San Juan Casino until he was appointed director of slot operations in 2001. When the casino closed in 2016, Guzman transferred into the IT department, during which he completed his degree in information systems and received a masters in telecommunications and network administration. Now, Guzman is excited to work for the celebrated casino once again, managing its information technology and slot systems.
For more information on open positions or to apply for a job at the Foxwoods El San Juan Casino, please visit FoxwoodsESL.com.