Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has appointed Bo Guidry as its President. In his new role, he will assume responsibility for all operations and management of the integrated resort, which will debut its $1.5bn expansion on October 24. Guidry replaces Auggie Cipollini, who has been promoted to the position of president of Seminole Hard Rock Support Services.
Guidry was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Casino – Council Bluffs and Harrah’s Council Bluffs, both located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With a combined team of 1,200 employees, the two casino complexes were owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Guidry managed the two Council Bluffs venues for 10 years and was responsible for strategic direction and daily operations. During that time, he also managed Mid-America Center for the City of Council Bluffs. Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center complex.
Prior to that he was vice president of operations and assistant general manager for what was then Harrah’s Casino St. Louis, located in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He also held the positions of vice president of casino operations and vice president of food & beverage / hotel operations.
Guidry worked in food and beverage departments at casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, Lake Tahoe, NV and at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV. He began his career in food and beverage at the Hilton New Orleans.
A Louisiana native, he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.