Susan Renneisen has been promoted to vice president of community affairs and special events at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. In her new position, she takes on additional responsibilities for developing and managing community outreach and charitable involvement programs for the seven Florida casinos of the Gaming Division of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Renneisen continues to oversee key special events and community involvement for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, in addition to collaborating on the production of high-profile events at all seven Seminole casinos. She reports to Phil Madow, president of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. She also works directly with David Carroll, senior vice president of Human Resources for Seminole Gaming, to create comprehensive community outreach programs in markets impacted by Seminole casinos.
Renneisen pre-opened the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in 2004 as an executive committee member. She has built a solid reputation in both the special events and charitable communities for creating memorable and meaningful productions. She has engineered numerous events, shows and festivals, including the over-the top red carpet productions that the Hard Rock has become famous for.
Born, raised and educated in Philadelphia, Pa., Renneisen attended LaSalle College and then started her career at the Philadelphia Sheraton Hotel as a graduate from the ITT Sheraton Management Training program. She worked for the Sheraton Hotel Corporation from 1970 to 1973 and the Philadelphia-based Centennial Hotel Corporation from 1973 to 1979.
From 1979 to 2000, Renneisen established a solid reputation as a casino executive while working with several casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, including being a key member of the pre-opening teams responsible for The Brighton, Sands and The Tropicana. Her expertise includes event production, public relations, marketing, catering, convention services and employee training. From 1982 to 1985, she worked in Las Vegas at The Golden Nugget and The Tropicana Hotel & Casino.
She formed Renneisen & Associates, Inc. in 1990, specializing in meeting and event production and logistics. The opening events at The Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City launched a decade of well-recognized and specialized productions she created for the Atlantic City market.
Renneisen is a recognized community leader and activist, spending much of her personal time working with charitable organizations. As a community representative for Seminole Hard Rock, Renneisen holds board positions on The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation, The Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, The Ann Storck Center and Habitat for Humanity.
She was recently honored with several community awards including the 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters Child Advocate of the Year Award, the 2012 Pantry of Broward Fund-Raising Award, the 2012 Woman of the Year Award, 1000+ Club Pinion and the 2011 Business Woman of the Year award from the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She has won numerous accolades from professional and tourism organizations including MarCom, Biz Bash magazine and the Florida Commission of Tourism among many others.