Published On: Sat, Jul 25th, 2015

Harrah’s Cherokee announces CDP promotions

Harrah's Cherokee CDP associates have been placed into positions at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel. Shown (left-right) back row - Kevin Cochran, Tommy Chekelelee, David Smoker, Robert Blankenship, and Mike Parker; front row -  Jan Stubbs, Jessica Daniels*, Angela Martin, Adrianne Ramirez, Missy Crowe, and Patience Snyder. *JDaniels left the CDP program to pursue a career in Oklahoma. (Harrah's Cherokee photo)

Harrah’s Cherokee CDP associates have been placed into positions at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel. Shown (left-right) back row – Kevin Cochran, Tommy Chekelelee, David Smoker, Robert Blankenship, and Mike Parker; front row – Jan Stubbs, Jessica Daniels*, Angela Martin, Adrianne Ramirez, Missy Crowe, and Patience Snyder. *JDaniels left the CDP program to pursue a career in Oklahoma. (Harrah’s Cherokee photo)

 

Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (HCCR) and Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel (HCVR) announced the following Cherokee Development Program (CDP) associates’ promotions into permanent positions on Friday, July 24:

  • Patience Snyder, Human Resources Supervisor, HCVR
  • Mike Parker, Director of Hotel, HCVR
  • Adrianne Ramirez, Benefits Analyst, HCCR
  • David Smoker, Operations Supervisor, HCCR
  • Robert Blankenship, TCGE Tribal Representative, HCVR

The following CDP Associates are still in training and will assume permanent positions in October or later:

  • Angela Martin, Acting Assistant Director of Operations, HCVR
  • Kevin Cochran, Analyst, HCVR
  • Melissa Crowe, Acting Director of Operations, HCCR
  • Tommy Chekelelee, Table Games Supervisor, HCVR
  • Jan Stubbs, HCCR

“I’m pleased with the outcome of the program thus far,” Lumpy Lambert, general manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River said. “Valley River is happy to have five of the original 11 CDP associates join us in Murphy.”

The Cherokee Development Program was launched in July 2014. The program was designed to prepare high-potential tribal members for leadership roles at the Valley River property.

“The casinos will launch another CDP cohort in March 2016,” Brooks Robinson, senior vice president and regional general manager said.  “Interested Tribal members can begin to look for those postings in the One Feather in mid-January 2016.”

– Harrah’s Cherokee

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