|By Tom Wilemon, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.
Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Oct. 13, 2005 - BILOXI - George P. Corchis Jr., the brother of the man who temporarily took the helm at Beau Rivage after the August departure of Jeff Dahl, is the casino resort's new president.
Corchis comes to Biloxi from Tunica, where he worked for Harrah's Entertainment Inc. as general manager of the Horseshoe and Sheraton casinos. Beau Rivage is owned by MGM Mirage.
"His experience in the region provides invaluable insight, and his background and expertise will be instrumental in guiding Beau Rivage through reconstruction and the reopening of the property after the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina," said Bobby Baldwin, CEO of Mirage Resorts. "We are committed to rebuilding Beau Rivage and the Gulf Coast region, and adding George to our team is a key step in moving this process forward."
Jon Corchis, the brother of the new president and a former financial officer for Beau Rivage, is returning to his executive post in Las Vegas.
George Corchis spent 11 years working for Jack Binion and is the only executive to serve in key leadership positions at each of the three Horseshoe properties outside Nevada. He previously worked for Mirage Resort & Casino in the early 1990s.
"I look forward to restoring and redeveloping this magnificent property and reaching even greater heights," Corchis said.
Jeff Dahl, the Beau's former president, left the resort along with two other top executives in a management shake-up on Aug. 16.
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