William "Sonny" Johnson to Serve as Pearl River Resort Interim President/CEO

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The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE), a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, announced today that Vice President of Casino Operations, William “Sonny” Johnson will serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl River Resort, effective September 23, 2015.

Sonny Johnson

I feel confident that the strong and talented executive team is well prepared to continue providing outstanding leadership...

The Choctaw Resort Development Enterprise (CRDE), a business enterprise of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, announced today that Vice President of Casino Operations, William “Sonny” Johnson will serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl River Resort, effective September 23, 2015.

“I look forward to leading Pearl River Resort to an even brighter future,” said Johnson. “I feel confident that the strong and talented executive team is well prepared to continue providing outstanding leadership and the Resort remains focused on providing a first-class gaming experience and exceptional guest service.”

The CRDE Board selected Mr. Johnson based on his executive level seniority and extensive experience in the gaming industry. Before joining Pearl River Resort, he served as Vice President of Gaming Operations for Golden Nugget Casino; Vice President of Gaming Operations for Turning Stone Resort and Casino; Director of Table Games for Gold Strike Casino and Resort; Director of Table Games for Beau Rivage. He has also held various leadership positions in table games for the Mirage organization.

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from the University of Arkansas and a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada. He began his gaming career as a dealer and is a graduate of the Mirage Management Associate Program.

ABOUT PEARL RIVER RESORT
Owned and operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Pearl River Resort is the South’s premier resort destination. Pearl River Resort’s portfolio of assets includes Silver Star Hotel & Casino, Golden Moon Hotel & Casino, Dancing Rabbit Golf Club, and Geyser Falls Water Theme Park located in Choctaw, Mississippi and Bok Homa Casino located in Sandersville, MS.

The Silver Star and Golden Moon Casinos feature a variety of gaming options, hotel rooms, dining options, retail offerings, conference facilities, live entertainment and a full service spa. The all-new Pearl River Resort also offers a new gaming floor with the latest first-in-state slot machines, elevated poker room, remodeled hotel rooms, a stunning video wall, refreshed buffet, updated promenade, and more. Also featured is Dancing Rabbit Golf Club with two championship golf courses and Geyser Falls Water Park. Bok Homa Casino features over 700 slot machines, event center and a fabulous quick serve eatery.
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