SUGARHOUSE CASINO’S LEIGH WHITAKER ADVANCES TO VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
Whitaker, a Community Champion and Life-long Philadelphian, Takes on New Role
PHILADELPHIA — JANUARY 17, 2013 — SugarHouse Casino is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Leigh Whitaker to vice president of communications. Previously, Whitaker served as director of communications, and was one of the first SugarHouse employees, helping to build an award-winning team from the ground up prior to the casino’s construction. SugarHouse opened in September 2010.
Whitaker has been an integral part of the SugarHouse team, being responsible for managing government, community and public relations, including overseeing the conception and implementation of strategic media campaigns. In addition, she has been instrumental in building relationships with key elected officials and community stakeholders, as well as implementing and directing SugarHouse’s robust charitable donation program.
As a senior leader in the organization, Whitaker will continue her current responsibilities, as well as manage key strategic projects.
Prior to joining the SugarHouse team, Whitaker worked for the School District of Philadelphia, serving as the deputy chief of staff and before that, the coordinator in the school district’s Office of Government Relations.
“Leigh is fantastic to work with,” said Wendy Hamilton, general manager of SugarHouse Casino. “She’s smart, extremely perceptive and says it like she sees it. She has been an asset to SugarHouse and our constituents for almost six years now. I don’t ever want to operate SugarHouse without her. This promotion is well-earned.”
Whitaker graduated from Temple’s School of Law, and earned her bachelor’s at Clark Atlanta University.
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SugarHouse, which opened in September 2010 as Philadelphia’s first casino, features 1,602 slots, up to 54 table games, fun and unique dining options, riverfront views and free on-site parking. The casino employs approximately 1,000 people and was voted a “Top Workplace” in the Philadelphia Inquirer and a “Best Place to Work” two years in a row in the Philadelphia Business Journal. For more information, visit www.sugarhousecasino.com.
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