Casino operator Seminole Hard Rock has been recognized as a 2021 US Best Managed Company, the first time a privately-owned gaming organization has been awarded the distinction.
The 2021 designees comprise US private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials, all while facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite major challenges and immense pressure, they continued to lead with purpose and the vision to make significant contributions to their industries, communities, workforces and the economy.
Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, stated: “On behalf of the 40,000+ team members at Seminole Hard Rock, we are humbled to be the first gaming company awarded the US Best Managed Company designation and to be recognized alongside so many outstanding privately-held businesses.
“Our team members all contribute to the success of our organization and I want to thank them for their dedication and commitment to service excellence and financial results, which make this recognition possible.”
In 2021, the US Best Managed Companies program targeted over 500 potential applicants from across the states, with 49 honorees selected from the 70 finalists. Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance.
Seminole Hard Rock now joins a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 30 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program, allowing them to gain substantial local and international recognition for their excellence in management.