Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Myriad appoints Jack Vaughn to board

Way to go Mr. Vaughn! You are one of the greatest ever in the hospitality world.

Myriad Entertainment & Resorts, Inc., a Delaware corporation, today announced that Jack Vaughn has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors on June 22, 2007.

Mr. Vaughn, who is respected as one of the premier leaders in the hospitality and attractions industry, currently operates Tunica Hotels & Resorts, LLC, which holds hotel management contracts and has offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Las Vegas, Nevada. Mr. Vaughn began his career with Westin Hotels; his last two responsibilities being general manager of the Continental Plaza in Chicago and the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. He joined Opryland in 1975 with responsibility for the concept, design, construction and staffing of the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. Having developed and operated what is now Gaylord Opryland, one of the most successful meeting and conventions hotels in the world, Mr. Vaughn retired as Chairman Emeritus of Opryland Hospitality Group in 2000.

"We are extremely excited to bring someone of Jack's caliber into this organization," said John Meeske, Myriad's CEO. "Jack's experience in developing and operating several of the most successful meeting and convention hotels in the world and his commitment to Myriad's vision will be invaluable to helping us create Myriad Botanical Resort in Tunica, Mississippi."

During his 40 year career, Mr. Vaughn has been recognized as an Independent Hotelier of the World and a Convention Liaison Council Hall of Leaders Inductee. He also received the Distinguished Service Award from the International Exhibitors Association. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Johnson and Wales and Cumberland Universities and is a past board member of the Oklahoma State University and Tennessee State University School of Hotel Administration. He has chaired AH&LA's Educational Institute and Resort Committee, served as Chief Delegate and Treasurer to the Convention Liaison Council, and chaired the nation's Trade Show Bureau. Mr. Vaughn also is a Trustee for life of the American Hotel Foundation.

Read more at the Casino City Times.

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