Presented by Resorts World: Virtual Career Day with Marc Morial, Author of the new book “The Gumbo Coalition”, former Mayor of New Orleans and current President & CEO of The National Urban League

Marc Morial joined executives from Resorts World Casino New York City and Resorts World Catskills to share career-building tips and keys to finding success via an interactive Zoom seminar

Queens, New York– On Monday, October 26th, Resorts World hosted a virtual  career day via Zoom with Marc Morial, author of the new book, “The Gumbo Coalition” and current President & CEO of the National Urban League. Mr. Morial shared his life experiences and provided career advice with the participants. Joining Morial were Resorts World Casino New York City and Resorts World Catskills employees and executives who talked about working in the hospitality industry, discussed the job skills that helped build their careers, and provided advice for succeeding in a post-COVID world.

“To be a great leader, you must be able to unite people from all backgrounds with seemingly competing agendas to come together under a common cause,” Mr. Morial explained, “I am honored that Resorts World supports my vision of coalition building and investing in the development of our future leaders”.

“During one of the most challenging economic environments of our lifetimes, it is our duty to help this generation of college students so that they can be well-prepared to enter the job market, succeed and build careers,” said Darlene Monzo, Chief Marketing Officer of Resorts World. “We are incredibly grateful to have been joined by a luminary and visionary in Mr. Morial and not only did the students gain tremendously from his perspective, but the Resorts World team did as well”.

Additionally, Mr. Morial showcased The Gumbo Coalition Leadership University series, which he is launching in partnership with Harper Collins and One Street Books in the Spring 2021. The lecture series, sponsored by Resorts World, will provided students with tools to help them unite and work for positive change in the world. In the series Morial shares coalition building techniques, inspirational anecdotes and action-oriented leadership strategies.

More than 80 students from various colleges and universities including SUNY, CUNY, as well as several private schools across New York State participated in the event and had the ability to ask questions to the panelists. The event concluded with a virtual tour of the Resorts World facilities.

Monzo continued, “Resorts World is always looking for the brightest and most outgoing candidates who were willing to step up and provide outstanding engagement for our guests. Conducting this career day virtually is a testament to the progressive nature of our company. Those looking for an exciting career in the realm of entertainment, hospitality and gaming were able to participate in this great event.”

Representatives from Resorts World’s Operations, Finance & Analytics, Marketing & Hospitality departments were each on a panel discussing their experiences and answering questions from a moderator.

Participants at the event included:

  • Michelle Stoddart, VP of Community Development
  • Meghan Taylor, VP of Government Affairs & Community Relations
  • Darlene Monzo, Chief Marketing Officer
  • May Uri, SVP of Human Resources
  • Tim Pearson, VP of Public Safety
  • Chris Jones, Director of Property Operations
  • Richard Glisson, Director of Marketing Operations
  • Jimmy Jackson, Casino Controller
  • Shawn Laborde, Applications Manager
  • Elson Mai, Analytics Manager
  • Candice Rivera, Senior Buyer
  • Ghazi Andiraputra, Financial Analyst
  • Warlito Deleon, Manager of Customer Experience
  • Joseph DeVito, Director Casino Marketing
  • Richard Chwang, VP of International Marketing
  • Angela Gozzi, Manager of Entertainment & Special Events
  • Genna Apfel, Media Specialist
  • Randy Netter, SVP of Operations
  • Marcio Acevedo, SVP of Hotel Operations
  • Kevin Jones, Chief Strategy & Legal Officer


About Resorts World Casino New York City

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) is the only casino in New York City, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience while generating over $2 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011.  RWCNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the Bahamas, the United States and all four oceans through its Star Cruises, Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises brands. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.

About Resorts World Catskills

Located in the heart of New York’s Catskill region, Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort offers guests unmatched experiences in excitement, entertainment, and luxury. The integrated casino resort includes an 18-story all-suite hotel, and a casino featuring 100,000 square feet of gaming action including 150 live Las-Vegas style table games, 1,600 state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room, private gaming salons and a 100-seat sportsbook lounge. The casino resort also offers 10 varied bar and restaurant experiences, which includes an Italian steakhouse created by celebrity chef Scott Conant, and year-round live entertainment at the 2,500-seat RW Epicenter, casino bars and lounges. The luxurious hotel located within Resorts World Catskills is comprised of 332 suites, the Crystal Life Spa, two indoor pools, and two fitness centers. The integrated casino resort also includes additional stay and play destinations on its campus, including The Alder, an adjacent 101-room lifestyle hotel featuring the first Topgolf Swing Suites in New York State, and Dos Gatos, a cantina-style Mexican eatery and the recently opened Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark, and will be expanded to include a Rees Jones redesigned golf course.