2010: Virginia McDowell, President and Chief Operating Officer, Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.
A true casino marketer, Virginia cut her marketing teeth in the Atlantic City market, holding a variety of executive positions over a sixteen year period. From there, she joined Argosy Gaming Company as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, ultimately holding the position of Senior Vice President of Operations. Before becoming President and COO for Isle of Capri, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Trump Entertainment Resorts.
Virginia has received many gaming and community honors. She has been recognized as one of the Great Women of Gaming and last year was named Casino Journal's Gaming Executive of the Year. She is being honored with the Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award not only for her numerous gaming industry marketing achievements, but her lifelong appreciation of the casino customer, the casino employee and “marketing” as more than a department, but an important, integrated way of doing business.