U.S.-based business consultancy Global Market Advisors LLC (GMA) announced on Wednesday that Robert L. Boughner (pictured) has joined the company as a senior partner.
Mr Boughner is a 35-year veteran of executive-level management in the gaming and hospitality industries. GMA said he would provide consulting services to clients in several areas, including: hospitality design and operations; tourism strategy; project feasibility; and regulatory, governance and administrative support.
Mr Boughner is a former executive vice president and chief business development officer for U.S.-based casino operator Boyd Gaming Corp. According to Wednesday’s press release, he is best known in the sector “for overseeing the successful design, development, opening and ongoing operation of Borgata and The Water Club in Atlantic City”. Mr Boughner continues to serve on the board of directors of Boyd Gaming.
“Bob brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership perspective to GMA clients. He understands well the importance of innovation and the complexities of successful implementation,” said Steve Gallaway, GMA’s managing partner, in a statement.
“I have always held Bob in the highest regard and was honoured when he wanted to join the GMA team,” added Mr Gallaway.
GMA says it has advised clients in South Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Cambodia and Eastern Russia. The consulting firm announced in August 2014 the opening of its Asia regional office, located in the central business district of Bangkok, in Thailand. The firm also serves clients in North America’s casino gaming and hospitality industries.
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