Sean Demeule Named Vice President of Finance and Administration at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort
LAKE CHARLES, La. —L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort, a premier hotel and casino resort located in Lake Charles, Louisiana announces the recent appointment of Sean Demeule as Vice President of Finance and Administration, pending regulatory approval. Demeule will manage accounting, finance, risk management, compliance, cashier and count team departments for the property which includes Louisiana's leading casino featuring 63 table games and more than 1,600 slot machines. Demeule will report to L'Auberge Senior Vice President and General Manager Geno Iafrate.
In his new role, Demeule will be responsible for directing all aspects of accounting and administration in accordance with corporate policy and state regulations; achieving revenue, income, market share and customer service objectives; establishing departmental policies and procedures; and developing and monitoring all budgets to ensure profitable operations. He will also manage accounting control systems to safeguard property assets, maintain the reliability of financial records and ensure compliance with regulations and policies.
Demeule comes to L'Auberge from Boomtown Bossier Casino Hotel, a property owned by L'Auberge parent company Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. He most recently served as Director of Marketing for Boomtown Bossier but has extensive academic and professional experience in the field of finance. Sean previously worked at Horseshoe Southern Indiana as Director of Marketing. During that same time he was designated a President's Associate, cross training with senior management in Finance, Marketing, Slots, Table Games, Hotel and Food & Beverage. Prior to that he was co-founder and Vice President of Finance for Precision Biosciences in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina where he negotiated an exclusive license of technology with Duke University.
From 1995-2004, Sean served in the United States Army as a Captain, Aviation Officer and Apache Helicopter Pilot. He finished #1 in a class of 70 Army and Marine Corps officers participating in a 6-month leadership and staff skills course as a distinguished honor graduate.
During an impressive military career, he led missions in Korea and Bosnia-Herzegovina including combat reconnaissance and illegal weapon confiscation raids. He was also instrumental in the training and development of his platoon among many other military achievements.
"We are fortunate to strengthen our management team with Sean's impressive financial and industry acumen and his first-hand knowledge of both our company and Louisiana gaming markets," said Geno Iafrate. Iafrate added, "Through his military career Sean developed impressive leadership skills in the service of our country; we are fortunate to have him on our team as we focus on operational excellence and enhancing the overall experience for our customers."
Sean earned a Master of Business Administration from Duke University, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a B.S. in Political Science from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Sean is married with two children. He has actively volunteered his time in support of many organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, United Way and Susan G. Komen.