Our Team

Our Team

George Papanier

President & Chief Executive Officer

George Papanier's association with Twin River began in 2004 when he served as the Chief Operating Officer, an appointment he held until February 2011 when he was then appointed to the role of President and CEO. His career in the gaming industry spans some 30 years. Prior to joining Twin River, Mr. Papanier served in the same capacity for Peninsula Gaming with properties in Iowa and Louisiana, from 2000-2004 and as COO for Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey from 1997 - 2000. Both positions involved strategic and tactical planning for the resorts and supervision of major renovation and construction projects. He was also active in evaluating potential acquisitions and development projects for the two organizations.

From 1995 - 1997 he served as CFO for both Sun International Hotels Limited in the Bahamas and Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. Earlier in his career he served in executive operations capacities for Hemmeter Enterprises in Denver, Colorado and in an executive financial capacity for Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Mr. Papanier is a graduate of Rowan University where he received a B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant and served as Treasurer of the Casino Association of New Jersey in 1999 - 2000. George Papanier is a member of the Board of Directors of Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc, which wholly owns TRMG, Inc.

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George Papanier

George Papanier

President & Chief Executive Officer

Phil Juliano

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Phil Juliano is a casino veteran of over 30 years, working with such industry luminaries as Steve Wynn, Ivana and Donald Trump and Jack Binion. After starting his career as a successful Casino Host, Mr. Juliano rose through the management ranks; eventually earning the title of Chief Marketing Officer at several gaming properties in a variety of markets. Phil is known in the industry for his enhanced casino marketing performance, while growing the expertise of his teams’ skillset in the business. He joined Twin River in 2009 and is responsible for the management of all marketing functions for Twin River Management Group properties, including Advertising, Direct Mail, Promotions, Players Club, Entertainment and Player Development. A graduate of LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Phil attended a number of advanced marketing seminars at University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and is a native of Atlantic City.

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Phil Juliano

Phil Juliano

Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer

Craig Eaton

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Email: ceaton@trmanagementgroup.com

Craig Eaton is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Compliance Officer for Twin River. He has been associated with the Company since 2005 and has over 20 years of legal, regulatory and business experience. Mr. Eaton was a partner at the law firm of Adler, Pollock and Sheehan, chairing its regulatory and compliance practice group from 1998 through 2004. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Eaton was General Counsel to the Narragansett Electric Company. A 1987 cum laude graduate of Union College and 1990 graduate of Boston College Law School, he is an active participant on various charitable and civic boards, including the Salvation Army and Youth-in-Action.

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Craig Eaton

Craig Eaton

Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Glenn Carlin

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Chief Financial Officer

Glenn Carlin is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of Twin River Management Group. Glenn served on the Board of Directors of Twin River from 2010 to 2013. He currently serves as a member of FelCor Lodging Trust's Board of Directors and chairs its Audit Committee. Previously, he was Executive Managing Director of CBRE Capital Advisors Inc., the investment banking affiliate of CBRE Inc. Mr. Carlin also served as Managing Director and Head of Lodging and Gaming Investment Banking at JPMorgan Securities. Glenn Carlin received a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

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Glenn Carlin

Glenn Carlin

Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Chief Financial Officer

Mike Barlow

Vice President of Property Operations

Michael Barlow brings over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry to his role as Vice President of Operations for Twin River Management Group. Michael joined Twin River as a member of the opening management team as Vice President of Food and Beverage. Soon thereafter, he was promoted to Vice-President of Property Operations.

In December 2014, he was elevated to Vice President of Operations for Twin River Management Group to oversee the overall operations of Twin River Casino, RI and Hard Rock Casino, Biloxi. In this position Michael is responsible for Food and Beverage, Banquets and Convention Sales, Security, Housekeeping/EVS, Facilities, Transportation/Valet and Uniform Operations. He is responsible for securing new restaurant tenants as well as working with existing tenants daily. Michael has extensive union experience and as such is a key member of the Union Negotiation Team. He is also thoroughly involved in all construction projects throughout the properties.

Michael is accomplished and results-driven with an eye for detail in all aspects of the industry. He offers a solid history of generating unprecedented and sustained revenues, establishing strong profit centers and leading successful start-up operations. He has been recognized for developing successful new products from blueprint design through grand opening, and consistently establishing and maintaining those products as industry leaders. Michael was a key contributor to the development of the Twin River owned Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse, VIP Lounge, Club 100, Blackstone Bar, Shipyard at Twin River and Wicked Good Bar and Grill.

Prior to his career with Twin River Casino, Michael has 13 years of Executive Management Experience from Foxwoods Resort Casino and 4 years of operating his own restaurant. His background includes Food and Beverage, Hotel Operations and Convention Sales with extensive wine and beverage training. Michael studied Business Administration at the University of New Haven.

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Mike Barlow

Mike Barlow

Vice President of Property Operations

Jay Minas

Vice President of Finance

Jay has been Twin River Casino’s CFO and VP of Finance since 2006. Jay Minas is responsible for the property’s financial (reporting, budgeting and analysis across all departments) and information technology functions. He is also the liaison on financial matters with the Rhode Island Division of Lotteries and other outside parties. Previously, he was property CFO for a number of leading gaming companies, including several facilities under Pinnacle Entertainment. Mr. Minas holds a Chartered Accountant designation from Canada

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Jay Minas

Jay Minas

Vice President of Finance

Maria Johnson

Vice President of Human Resources

Maria Johnson joined Twin River Management Group, Inc. in January 2017 as the Vice President of Human Resources with 25 years' experience in the gaming industry.  Maria began her career in Slot Operations at President Casino on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1992.  Her eagerness, initiative, and commitment escalated her role into a key management position.  Following the Gulf Coast's devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Maria continued her success in the gaming industry, ultimately landing as Director of Human Resources for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi in 2007.

In 2014, Maria began her association with Twin River Management Group, Inc. when the Biloxi property was including in their portfolio.  Soon thereafter, Maria was promoted to the corporate role of Executive Director of Human Resources; later to be named the Vice President of Human Resources.  In this position, Maria is responsible for the directing all of the people functions of the organization in accordance with the policies and practices of the company, the ethical and social consciences of business and society, and the laws, regulations and administrative rulings of governmental organizations and other regulatory and advisory authorities and organizations.  Maria will also be responsible for the strategic human resource planning to provide the organization with the best people talent available and to position the organization as the employer of choice by being aware of policies, practices and trends within the industry.

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Maria Johnson

Maria Johnson

Vice President of Human Resources