HOLLYWOOD — Bo Guidry was named president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood on July 3. Guidry will be responsible for all operations and management of the integrated resort, which will debut its $1.5 billion expansion on Thursday, Oct. 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 Council Bluffs and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino, 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 casinos in Council Bluffs for 10 years and was responsible for strategic direction and daily operations. During that time, he also managed the Mid-America Center arena complex for the City of Council Bluffs.
He previously was vice president of operations and assistant general manager for what was then Harrah’s Casino St. Louis in Maryland Heights, Missouri.
Guidry worked in food and beverage departments at casinos in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. He began his career in food and beverage at the Hilton New Orleans.
A Louisiana native, Guidry 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.