Gold Strike has promoted Ron Hall to director of guest experience for MGM Resorts International Mississippi Properties. In addition, he will serve as corporate marketing liaison for M life, Partnership Marketing, marketing systems support and training administration support at Gold Strike Casino Resort and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Hall is a seasoned executive with a diverse background in the gaming and hospitality industry. He has served many years with MGM Resorts International and has been a valued team member since 1991 at the formerly owned Mirage property, the Golden Nugget. He most recently served as executive director of food & beverage for Beau Rivage. Prior to that, Hall was executive director of banquets, catering & conference services.
Hall has been actively involved with the community and has shared his insight and time with several business affiliations such as Leadership Gulf Coast, Leadership Mississippi, Coast Young Professionals and the Mississippi Main Street Association. Additionally, he has served on the board of trustees for the George Ohr Museum, Biloxi Little Theatre, Gulf Coast Community Foundation and was recently appointed to the Leadership Gulf Coast Board of Trustees to assist in guiding its development. Hall has continually shared his vision within MGM Mississippi and is a founding member of the Beau Service Council. He was actively involved in the launch of M life and continually gives his time as a volunteer through MGM Resorts Diversity and Community Council.
Also, Lissa Ross has been promoted to director of human resources for Gold Strike Casino Resort. Ross began her career with MGM Resorts International in 1999 when she joined the employee relations team at Beau Rivage. In 2006, she was offered the position of employee relations manager with Gold Strike where she served as manager until her promotion in 2011 to HR manager/assistant director of Human Resources. Ross is a member of SHRM, Society of HR Management and was responsible for implementing the 45-day evaluations for new hires.
Ross is a Diversity Champion and serves as a permanent member on the Diversity Council. She is also a recent graduate of the Gold Strike Management Development Program. In 2008, Ross was recognized for her hard work and dedication with a Supervisor in the Spotlight nomination. Ross is deeply involved in community activities volunteering her time and participating in events such as MPACT Week, Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, and Make-A-Wish of the Mid-South.
Ross is from Biloxi, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg where she received her bachelor of science degree in speech communications.