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Following the successful launch of Wynn Las Vegas, Julia served as the Vice President of Brand Marketing for Isle of Capri Casinos. Leading the development of a new brand portfolio for the company as well as the reintroduction of the ubiquitous Lady Luck Casino brand and the first farm-to-table casino buffet concept. Julia currently leads a team of marketers as the president of J Carcamo & Associates – developing new brands as well as refining existing ones and providing consulting and complete project management for both strategic and tactical services to a diverse client base. Recognizing a shift in demographics, she has formed espÑOLA, a joint venture matching mainstream marketers with the growing Hispanic market.
Jerry Epstein is a recognized leader in marketing communications, spending three decades leading companies with innovative strategies for brand development, new product launches and marketing communications. His out-of-the-box approach and marketing “firsts” have been instrumental in the development and implementation programs that successfully launched new concepts, corporations, and industries worldwide. His client portfolio includes Anheuser- Busch, Sony Play Station, AOL, YouTube, Honda, FIFA World Cup, President Reagan, Oracle, and many other multi-national corporations.
A pioneer in developing innovative marketing solutions for the gaming and tourism industries, Epstein developed the positioning for the new four corners in Las Vegas. He has consulted with more than 10 major Las Vegas casino properties, including Excalibur Casino & Hotel and Luxor Casino & Hotel, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, and New York-New York Hotel.
Under the guidance and vision of Nathan Green and his partner Sam Ambrose, New Level Radio launched in 2007, creating a new niche in the radio and music industry. Today, the Denver-based company delivers customizable radio networks for hundreds of businesses all over the U.S., particularly the casino industry. When he’s not on an airplane or creating a new playlist for a property, Nathan is typically at home in Denver with his wife and kids, working on new ventures, running a road race, or listening to music with the volume turned up to 10.
Gaye has had extensive experience as an executive in the gaming industry in both Marketing and Casino Operations. She is a recognized expert in Marketing Strategy, Planning and Research, CRM, Brand Marketing and Financial Analysis. Gaye’s career in gaming began in 1984, as a Bus Greeter at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ. Gaye joined Harrah’s Entertainment in 1986 at Harrah’s at Trump Plaza as a Bus Program Supervisor. She then moved to Harrah’s Atlantic City, where she served as Marketing Operations Manager. She left Atlantic City in 1991 to open Foxwoods Casino and run Bus and Bingo Marketing Operations.
In late 1992, Gaye returned to Harrah’s Entertainment where she enjoyed a successful 15 year career during the gaming expansion boom. During her tenure she held successive positions in Marketing and Operations as Director of Marketing for Harrah’s Joliet (1992-1995); Corporate Vice President, Riverboat Division Marketing (1995-1997); SVP of Harrah’s Eastern Division Marketing (1998-2002); Assistant GM at Harrah’s Las Vegas and later Harrah’s and Harvey’s Lake Tahoe (2002-2004); SVP/ GM of Harrah’s Iowa Operations (2004-2006).
Gaye joined Mohegan Sun as VP of CRM (2007-2008). In 2008, she was recruited to join Penn National Gaming (2008-2015) where she served as the Chief Marketing Officer.
Gaye briefly attempted retired life in 2015 when she relocated to the greater Pittsburgh area with her husband McKay. In 2016 she formed her consulting practice, Gaye Gullo Consulting, LLC where she offers marketing expertise to businesses in the gaming, hospitality, and entertainment industries.
Mary Loftness is a 25-year veteran marketing strategist with extensive experience in Customer Relationship Management. Having spent her career driving the measurability of marketing and the need to define and track acceptable return on investment, she understands the need to quickly assess marketing issues and propose solutions which yield both immediate and impressive results. She learned the importance of effective value-based pricing and yield management, working with Radisson and Westin hotels. As Vice President of Relationship Management at Station Casinos, she knew how to combine direct marketing, an effective call center, and the web into a powerful marketing engine to drive both new and repeat customer behavior. She drove the project planning and launch of one of the first, and to this day, most successful multi-property loyalty programs in the industry. Mary’s company Profitable Customers,, has been providing CRM consulting to the gaming industry for more than 15 years.
Meet Vince, a result oriented, collaborative marketing executive with 30+ years of consistently providing profitable solutions for Gaming and Hospitality companies. Manfredi reinvents himself as needs dictate. He has served in senior marketing positions for major gaming corporations, as a persuasive salesman of cutting edge casino marketing systems, as an inventor having co-authored numerous patents, and as a consultant, assisting casinos worldwide to improve profitability of their marketing and loyalty programs. Vince also sits on the advisory board of the California Council on Problem Gambling.
Justin is a marketing expert specializing in digital marketing strategy, social media, and marketing technologies. He helps clients integrate social media and digital marketing into the overall strategic marketing plan. He enjoys working with tribes and business owners by implementing marketing strategies proven to grow their businesses and navigate the ever-changing world of digital marketing. Career highlights include launching websites, building digital marketing teams, developing email and text messaging programs, managing websites and mobile apps, social media marketing, advertising and publicity, event marketing, and enhancing digital marketing strategies. Justin is a frequent conference speaker in both the casino gaming and cannabis industries, speaking on topics ranging from marketing to customer service. Prior to his career in casino gaming and tribal economic development, he worked as a publicist in the entertainment industry and enjoyed bringing films, events, and talent to the Northwest. His bachelor’s degree is from Western Washington University.