Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. announces the recent promotion of Kerry Andersen to Regional Director of Community & Public Affairs. Andersen will have direct oversight of Louisiana media relations, public relations and community affairs at L'Auberge du Lac, Boomtown New Orleans and Boomtown Bossier. Additionally, she will lead PR efforts for Pinnacle's newest property in Baton Rouge which is scheduled to open in 2012, pending regulatory approval. In May 2010, Andersen was named one of the company's inaugural Center of Excellence leaders by Pinnacle CEO Anthony Sanfilippo for her expertise in public and media relations. She is the first team member hired at L'Auberge du Lac, joining the project in November 2003. She represents L'Auberge and Pinnacle as a community liaison and passionate volunteer on numerous civic boards. Andersen will be based in Lake Charles and will report to Sr. Vice President and General Manager Geno Iafrate while maintaining her companywide role as spokesperson for Pinnacle Entertainment.