George Papanier

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George Papanier, President & Chief Executive Officer

George Papanier's association with Twin River began in 2004 when he served as the Chief Operating Officer, an appointment he held until February 2011 when he was then appointed to the role of President and CEO. His career in the gaming industry spans some 35 years. Prior to joining Twin River, Mr. Papanier served in the same capacity for Peninsula Gaming with properties in Iowa and Louisiana, from 2000-2004 and as COO for Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1997 - 2000. Both positions involved strategic and tactical planning for the resorts and supervision of major renovation and construction projects. He was also active in evaluating potential acquisitions and development projects for the two organizations.


From 1995 - 1997 he served as CFO for both Sun International Hotels Limited in the Bahamas and Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Earlier in his career he served in executive operations capacities for Hemmeter Enterprises in Denver, Colorado and in an executive financial capacity for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Mr. Papanier is a graduate of Rowan University where he received a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served as Treasurer of the Casino Association of New Jersey in 1999 - 2000. Mr. Papanier is also a member of the Company’s Board of Directors