Wild Rose Entertainment promotes management team

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A West Des Moines-based casino operator has reorganized its management team through internal promotions to prepare for expansion.

Wild Rose Entertainment says Michael Richards, who co-founded the company with businessman Gary Kirke in 2005, has been named vice chairman of the company. He was formerly president.

Tom Timmons is promoted to president and chief operating officer and Christina Collins has been named controller.

At the Emmetsburg casino, General Manager Amy Rubel adds corporate titles of vice president of operations and marketing with responsibilities to standardize the company’s marketing and promotions. Travis Dvorak, casino manager, becomes assistant general manager of the Emmetsburg operation.

At the company’s Clinton casino, Controller Gus Linke is promoted to assistant general manager.

Kirke says the company plans to expand in Iowa and beyond.

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