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Wild Rose Management Change

Des Moines, IA (AP) — A casino operator which runs a local casino has reorganized it’s management team.

Wild Rose Entertaiment, a West Des Moines-based casino operator did the reorganizing to its management team through internal promotions to prepare for expansion.

At the Emmetsburg casino, General Manager Amy Rubel adds corporate titles of vice president of operations and marketing with responsibilities to standardize the company’s marketing and promotions. Travis Dvorak, casino manager, becomes assistant general manager of the Emmetsburg operation.

At the West Des Moines operation, Michael Richards, who co-founded the company with businessman Gary Kirke in 2005, has been named vice chairman of the company. He was formerly president. Tom Timmons is promoted to president and chief operating officer and Christina Collins has been named controller.

Changes were also made at the company’s Clinton casino,  Kirke says the company plans to expand in Iowa and beyond.