Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort announced on Friday, March 1 the appointment of Adele Jacobs-Madden as the new vice president of Finance. She joined the resort in 1999, first as the accounting manager, then as a participant in the Cherokee Development Program, which focused on developing enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee for placement in senior management positions. In 2003, she was promoted to the position of Planning & Analysis manager, and then became director of finance in 2005.
“With our expansion complete, the extensive experience and proven track record Adele brings will only help to strengthen our continued growth,” said general manager and senior vice president, Brooks Robinson.
Prior to joining the Harrah’s Cherokee team, Jacobs-Madden spent four years in private industry accounting and one year in public accounting. In 1994, she graduated from Arizona State University with a B. S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.
An active member of her community, she serves on the Governing Board for the Cherokee Indian Hospital, the Accounting Advisory Board for Western Carolina University and is treasurer for 1st United Methodist Church in Sylva.
– Harrah’s Cherokee