CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With its workforce nearing 9,000 Team Members across five states, Rush Street Gaming announced today that Wanda Torres has joined the company as Vice President, People & Culture. Torres most recently served as Director, Global HR Business Partner for QVC Inc., one of the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailers. Among her responsibilities at QVC, Torres led talent development strategies and changed management programs and employee integration initiatives.
Prior to QVC, Torres served as Senior Regional Human Resources Leader for Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer. While at Amazon, Torres directed employee relations, retention and reward programs, process improvements and numerous key HR projects, including global expansion of Amazon’s Customer Service Virtual Contact Center. Earlier in her career, Torres was Director of Human Resources for fashion distributor Luxottica Group and Regional Human Resources Manager for Office Depot, Inc.
“As our operational footprint expands, maintaining the tremendous momentum of our award-winning workplaces continues to be a competitive advantage for Rush Street,” said Ron Baumann, COO of Rush Street Gaming. “We’re very pleased to have Wanda join us and further our mission as a gaming employer of choice.”
Notably, Torres is also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, with eight years of service to our country. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts, and an advanced certificate in Strategic Human Resources Management from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Torres will be based out of Rush Street Gaming’s headquarters in Chicago, and her appointment is effective immediately, pending regulatory approval.
ABOUT RUSH STREET GAMING
Rush Street Gaming, LLC, and its affiliates were founded by Neil Bluhm and Greg Carlin. Rush Street is one of the fastest-growing gaming companies in North America, launching four casinos in four years within the past decade. Rush Street developed and operates Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, repeatedly voted “Best Casino in Pennsylvania” by readers of Casino Player magazine; SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, annually voted a “Top Workplace” by its Team Members in The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, the top-grossing casino in Illinois and the first casino in the world to receive LEED Gold certification. Rush Street’s fourth casino, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, opened in February 2017. Since 2008, Rush Street and its affiliates have invested more than $3 billion of capital and created more than 9,000 jobs. For more information, visit rushstreetgaming.com.