Michael J. Facenda, whom has been the Vice President of Marketing for Agua Caliente Casinos for nearly two years has been promoted to Senior Vice President and General Manager of the companies’ third casino property, Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, opening in the Fall of 2020.
Throughout his 30+ year career, Facenda has held the roles of General Manager, and Vice President of Marketing at various casinos throughout the country focusing on key areas such as advertising, entertainment, branding, public relations, retail promotions, loyalty card and database operations, and quality service management. Facenda also formerly served as Vice President and General Manager of Gaming at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Indiana.
Prior to that, Facenda served as Director of Marketing and then Vice President of Marketing at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Michigan, where he played a major role in branding and opening the $300 million casino while serving as a member of the executive management team. Facenda also previously worked as Director of Marketing Services for Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and the Water Club where he participated heavily in the product design, branding and launch of this destination resort that started Atlantic City’s renaissance.
A native of New Jersey, Facenda holds a Bachelor or Science degree in marketing from Rowan University.