Paragon welcomes new executives

Staff reports
8/31/10

MARKSVILLE, La. – Paragon Casino Resort recently announced the appointment of two new executives. Joining the ranks are Chief Financial Officer Tonya Tarrant and Director of Systems Daniel Scopes.

Tonya Tarrant most recently served as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Eldorado Resort Casino, in Shreveport, La., formerly known as Hollywood Casino and Hotel. Tarrant was with the property for more than nine years. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, Tarrant began her career in the gaming industry in the accounting department of Biloxi Casino Corporation before moving to Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Bossier City.

Daniel Scopes joins Paragon as director of systems. Scopes brings tremendous technical expertise and knowledge of key programming languages and operating systems. He most recently served as manager of MIS support at BJ Services, Inc. in Lafayette and director of corporate information services at OSCA, Inc. Scopes’ career boasts extensive experience in the IT field including various vice president and project manager positions.

“I am thrilled to welcome these exciting new additions to the Paragon family,” said Paragon’s General Manager Chris Barbry. “Each individual boasts an impressive professional background and talents that will collectively bring so much to the property.”

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