Majestic Star’s Chareice White to Join

LCCVB Board of Directors

HammondDecember 23, 2005 – The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the newest addition to the Board of Directors, Chareice White, of the City of Gary. White, who is appointed by the Gary Common Council, is the Corporate Director of Community Relations for Majestic Star Casino and Fitzgerald’s Casino Hotel.

Ms. White is the first representative appointed to the Board as a direct employee of Lake County’s 10 year old casino industry. Her appointment to the Board of Directors of the Lake County CVB was applauded by the organization’s leadership.

Mr. Victor DeMeyer, Board Chairman of the LCCVB said we are very pleased to have White on the Board, “White’s experience in the gaming industry is a welcome addition and her specific expertise will greatly assist us in managing several key issues we confront in Lake County’s gaming and hospitality industry.”

Lake County CVB President/CEO, Speros A. Batistatos was also very excited about the appointment. “President Chuck Hughes and the Gary Common Council have made an excellent choice in Ms. White. A qualified and locally experienced candidate, Ms. White’s relationships with corporate and not-for-profit organizations will be of great assistance to the Bureau as we continue to grow and fulfill our mission for the residents of Lake County,” he said.

In addition to her national Corporate Director position at the Majestic Star Casino, White is an active member of the community serving in a wide variety of positions. She is currently involved with; the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Indiana, the American Heart Association, Northwest Sickle Cell Foundation, Gary Chamber of Commerce, National Association of the Black Public Relations Society, and National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners.

Majestic Star Casino is part of the nationally renown Fitzgerald-brand casinos, owned and operated by Detroit native, Don H. Barden. In addition to the two Buffington Harbor, Gary properties, Majestic Star and Majestic Star II (formerly Trump Casino), Barden Gaming LLC owns and operates casinos located in Mississippi, Colorado and Nevada. Ms. White, as the Corporate Director for the Majestic Star and Fitzgerald’s Brand, is responsible to all of these properties.

The Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a sales and marketing organization that leads and supports the visitor industry through the marketing and development of the county from convention, sports, gaming and special interest travel segments, thereby increasing economic impact, creating employment and enhancing the communities’ quality of life.

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