Atlantic City, N.J., -- Tropicana Casino and Resort announced that Stephen E. Heise has been named Vice President, Human Resources for the casino hotel property located in Atlantic City, NJ. Mr. Heise is responsible for the Human Resources Department including Recruitment and Retention, Compensation & Benefits, and Training & Development. Mr. Heise will also oversee the Quality Assurance department in a continuing effort to improve the property's customer service initiative.
"Steve brings extensive experience in the hospitality industry," said Pamela J. Popielarski, President and General Manager, Tropicana Casino and Resort. "Beginning with his Walt Disney World experience through to his national hotel chain experience, Steve is a leader in the field of Human Resources. We're thrilled to have him join our executive team."
Prior to joining Tropicana Casino and Resort, Mr. Heise worked as Regional Vice President of Human Resources for Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in Dallas, TX. At Walt Disney World Resort, Mr. Heise was instrumental in developing the Disney Institute, an international model of exemplary training & development programs. Mr. Heise has also worked for Mercy Health System.
Mr. Heise graduated from Rider University with a bachelor's degree and earned his M.B.A. degree from the University of Maryland. He lives in Galloway Township, NJ with his wife, Barbara, and two children.