Rush Street Gaming appoints Dawn Reynolds Pettit as SVP of HR

Rush Street Gaming has made changes to its corporate team with the appointment of Dawn Reynolds Pettit as its new SVP of Human Resources.
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Dawn Reynolds Pettit, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Rush Street Gaming

Rush Street Gaming has made changes to its corporate team with the appointment of Dawn Reynolds Pettit as its new Senior Vice President of Human Resources, subject to approvals from jurisdictional gaming boards.

A 20-plus-year casino veteran and human resources industry leader, Reynolds Pettit will be based at Rush Street’s Chicago headquarters, promoting the standardization and scale of best workforce development practices across the firm’s portfolio of destination casinos.

“I’ve long admired Rush Street Gaming and its momentum in the casino industry,” commented Reynolds Pettit on her appointment. 

“I look forward to collaborating with the amazing talent on the Rush Street teams and especially working with the HR leaders to take the people side of the business to a whole new level. Together we will further cement Rivers Casino as the employer of choice in all our markets.”

Reynolds Pettit most recently worked for Hard Rock Casino as Regional Vice President of HR. Here, she oversaw multiple properties in Virginia, Illinois, and Indiana. She also served for 19 years as the Regional Vice President of Human Resources with Caesars Entertainment at Horseshoe Hammond.

“Dawn is a proven leader in the gaming industry with a strong track record for developing and managing talent strategies, mentoring, and advocacy,” added Tim Drehkoff, CEO of Rush Street Gaming.

“As we prepare to open our fifth Rivers Casino in January 2023, located in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region, we’re excited to have Dawn join our growing team.”

Reynolds Pettit’s list of professional achievements includes being a certified Lean In Moderator, a Senn Delaney Culture Instructor, and a Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional.

She has also won multiple awards and is a board member for the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, Indiana University Northwest, Purdue University Northwest’s Chancellor’s Executive Council, Lake Central High School Booster Club, and Girls On the Run.

Earlier this month, Rush Street Interactive reported ‘lower-than-normal’ hold levels from its icasino offering in its third quarter financial report.