Rush Street Gaming has announced that human resources executive Dawn Reynolds Pettit has joined its corporate team as senior vice president of human resources. Reynolds Pettit is a 20-plus-year casino veteran and human resources industry leader.
Reynolds Pettit most recently served as regional vice president of human resources for Hard Rock International, overseeing multiple properties in states including Virginia, Illinois and Indiana. Previously, she was regional vice president of human resources with Caesars Entertainment for 19 years at Horseshoe Hammond.
“Dawn is a proven leader in the gaming industry with a strong track record for developing and managing talent strategies, mentoring, and advocacy,” said Tim Drehkoff, CEO of Rush Street Gaming. “As we prepare to open our fifth Rivers Casino in January 2023, located in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region, we’re excited to have Dawn join our growing team.”
She will be based out of Rush Street’s Chicago headquarters, leading efforts to standardize and scale best practices in workforce development across the company’s growing portfolio of casinos in four states.
“I’ve long admired Rush Street Gaming and its momentum in the casino industry,” said Reynolds Pettit. “I look forward to collaborating with the amazing talent on the Rush Street teams and especially working with the HR leaders to take the people side of the business to a whole new level. Together we will further cement Rivers Casino as the employer of choice in all our markets.”
Reynolds Pettit is a board member for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University Northwest’s Chancellor’s Executive Council, Lake Central High School Booster Club, and Girls On the Run.