Reno, Nev. - As it continues to establish itself as one of the premier resorts on the West Coast, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino (GSR) is proud to announce the recent additions of Rod Luck as senior vice president of I.T. services and Mohammad Rafaqat as director of security. Both Luck and Rafaqat are northern Nevada residents who bring many years of experience in their respective fields and share GSR's commitment to providing guests with a unique, world class experience.

"Over the past three years we have invested more than $50 million in all parts of the property to establish top tier facilities and amenities that will attract locals and guests from all over the world," said Tracy Mimno, General Manager of GSR. "However, at its heart, GSR is comprised of a team of more than 2,000 passionate and dedicated team members who work tirelessly to show the very best face for our community and we are thrilled to add two great leaders who share in this philosophy and will play an integral role in GSR's continued resurgence."

As senior vice president of I.T. services, Luck will oversee all of the internet and technology needs for the property. A veteran of the casino industry for more than 20 years, Luck was most recently the vice president of I.T. for John Ascuaga's Nugget in Reno and has worked at Caesars, Ameristar and the Peppermill. He was also part of the opening teams for Turning Stone Resort and Casino and Akwesasne Mohawk Casino in New York and Pechanga Resort in California. He is a member of the Asian Business Association and is active in the Asian community.

A graduate of the University of Nevada, Rafaqat was a member of the Reno Police Department for nearly 25 years, holding a number of departmental positions including patrol watch commander, field force lieutenant, public information officer, SWAT commander, special events lieutenant and more.

Over the last 10 years, Rafaqat was instrumental in budget and strategic planning and in implementing several processes and improvements in community and customer service for the department. He has also been involved in numerous community and law enforcement boards and organizations, including serving as an executive board member for the Nevada Chapter of the Federal Bureau of Investigations' National Academy and as a board member of the Downtown Tax District.

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