Board of Directors - Member

Virginia McDowell

Retired CEO - Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc.

Virginia joined the board in January 2010. From July 2007 to April 2016, Virginia served as president and chief operating officer for Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Among the top ten publicly-traded gaming corporations, she is the only female president and chief operating officer. Her proven leadership experience in both regional and destination markets are coupled with success in the areas of operations, information technology, business development, and marketing. Virginia spent sixteen years working in the Atlantic City market before joining Argosy Gaming Company in Alton, Ill. as a member of the turnaround management team. From 2005 through 2007, Virginia served as executive vice president and chief information officer for Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.

Virginia's leadership extends outside the office as well, serving as the founding board chair and president of Gilda's Club St. Louis, board member at Churchill Center & School, as well as a member of the St. Louis Regional Business Council and Executive Advisory Board of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. Virginia previously filled the role of president for the AMC Cancer Research Center and was a recipient of the agency's award for her contributions to the cancer community. She was also a founding member of Winning Women, a partnership with the St. Louis County Economic Council. A 1980 graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia with a bachelor's degree in communications, Virginia also serves as a member of Temple's Presidents Advisory Board and she is a member of the St. Louis University Board of Trustees. She is currently president and chairwoman of Global Gaming Women, a development program to mentor emerging female gaming leaders.

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