Affinity Gaming announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer this week.
Mary Elizabeth Higgins will take on the new role, effective immediately. Higgins is an industry veteran with working for Affinity for some time now and serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Higgins has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry holding several executive positions with several gaming companies. Higgins has focused her career on strategic financial management, investor relations, acquisition strategies and capital formation. Before Higgins joined Affinity, she worked with Caesars Entertainment Operating Company’s REIT spinoff, VICI Properties.
Higgins commented on her new position saying she is “excited to lead Affinity and deliver on our commitment to further enhance Affinity as a local casino leader in an evolving gaming landscape”. Higgins added she looks forward to helping Affinity capture their significant growth potential across the gaming industry.
Affinity commented on the appointment too saying, “Mary Beth has significant knowledge of and experience in the gaming sector, including 10 years at Affinity’s predecessor Herbst Gaming, and a track record of success that makers her uniquely qualified to lead Affinity as CEO”.