Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino announces promotions on operations team

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Harrah's Ak-Chin

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, part of Caesars Entertainment and the state’s only tribal casino to have an international management partner, today announced several key operations team promotions.

Samantha Gulick has been promoted to director of marketing and hotel operations. In her new role, Gulick will continue to oversee all marketing efforts including advertising, public relations and outreach strategies that drive traffic and build brand awareness for the casino but will also oversee all hotel, spa and pool operations. Gulick has been with Caesars Entertainment for more than eight years, most recently as the director of marketing.

Nathan Kinstlinger has been promoted to director of food and beverage operations. In the new role, he will be responsible for implementing short- and long-term strategies for all food and beverage operations as well as maintaining cost and inventory controls to positively impact the property’s bottom line. In addition, Kinstlinger will also oversee all retail operations. Kinstlinger has been with Caesars Entertainment for more than 10 years, most recently as food and beverage manager.

Cody Hansen has been promoted to food and beverage operations manager. Hansen will oversee all guest-facing food and beverage service for the casino, pool bar and banquet area. Hansen joined Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in 2017, serving most recently as the assistant food and beverage manager.

“Harrah’s Ak-Chin regularly looks for opportunities for growth and advancement from within our team,” said Michael Kintner, senior vice president and general manager. “These promotions reflect that commitment and are a demonstration of these individuals have been instrumental in spearheading our performance and success. Their expertise, skills and leadership continue to support the ongoing evolution and growth of Harrah’s Ak-Chin.”