|It has been announced that Ameristar Casinos have appointed Richard L. deFlon as senior vice president of design. All aspects of project design for the company’s six properties will be guided and overseen by deFlon. This includes the new casino and entertainment facility currently under construction in St. Charles, MO. |
Before joining Ameristar, deFlon was a principal partner of Devine and deFlon Yaeger, Inc. of Kansas City. Prior to that, he worked with two of the largest international architectural and engineering companies in the United States, Ellerbe Becket and HOKs Sports Facilities Group. Both of these firms operate multiple locations throughout the world.
During his time at Ellerbe Becket, deFlon served as vice president and director of Sports Practice. Before that, he had served as founding principal and senior vice president for HOKs Sports Facilities Group.
Ameristar President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig H. Neilson, commented, “Rick’s ability to create unique and innovative designs is exceptional. I am confident that he will provide the necessary expertise to oversee the design of Ameristar’s current and future development projects. He possesses more than 25 years of large-scale project design and management experience. Prior to joining the company, he was guiding the design of our new casino/entertainment complex project in St. Charles, MO on a consulting basis. I am very pleased to announce Rick’s appointment as senior vice president of design, and look forward to his many contributions to Ameristar.”