Executive Team

Eric Althaus

Eric is the President & General Manager of Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. He joined the Mardi Gras team in 2018 and is responsible for the oversight of all day-to-day operations and activities for the entire Mardi Gras property. Eric comes to the Mardi Gras team with more than 28 years of experience in the casino industry. His previous experience includes serving as Vice President & General Manager at Gun Lake Casino, Assistant General Manager at Station Casinos and various opportunities with Pinnacle Entertainment and MGM Detroit. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, sports and traveling. Eric resides in the Charleston area with his family.

Mike Allen

Mike is the Director of Security at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. He joined the Mardi Gras team in 2006 and is responsible for the oversight of security and safety of Mardi Gras Casino & Hotel. Mike is also responsible for the oversight of all investigations and works with local law enforcement to resolve all investigations and the oversight of all key control for the property. Mike comes to Mardi Gras with more than 14 years of experience in the security and gaming industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University and has served as United States Marine Corp Helicopter Mechanic. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, working out and working on classic cars. Mike resides in St. Albans with his family.

Christopher Batog

Christopher is the Director of Surveillance at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. He joined the Mardi Gras team in 2009 and is responsible for the oversight of minimizing business risk by ensuring compliance with local legislation, internal policies and procedures, and the Minimum Internal Controls, set forth by the West Virginia Lottery. Christopher also oversees the operation, maintenance, and installation of all video and audio monitory and recording devices throughout the property. Christopher came to the Mardi Gras team with more than 17 years in the gaming and surveillance industry, and eight of those years he has been providing service to the Mardi Gras property. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Science from Lake Superior State University. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling and photography. Christopher resides in Charleston, WV with his wife, Elaine.

Jon Buerck

Jon is the Director of Human Resources and Compliance at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. He joined the Mardi Gras team in 2009. He is responsible for the oversight of all recruiting, on-boarding, employee relations, labor management and all other aspects of Human Resources. Jon also oversees compliance for the casino and ensures the abiding of all rules and regulations put forth by the WV lottery and WV Racing Commission. Jon comes to Mardi Gras with more than 15 years in the Human Resource and casino industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nevada. Outside of work, he enjoys golfing, powerlifting, watching spots and spending time with family. Jon resides in Hurricane, WV with his family.

Steven Carrier

Steven is the Director of Facilities at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. He joined the Mardi Gras team in 1995 and is responsible for the oversight of environmental compliance and safety & health code compliance. Steve also is responsible for the oversight of property construction projects including HVAC, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and property upkeep. Steven comes to the Mardi Gras team with more than 23 years in the maintenance and casino industry. Steven holds multiple certifications for his knowledge in electrical and plumbing work. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, riding ATVs, fishing and camping. Steven resides in Charleston, WV with his family.

Jessica Glenn

Jessica is the Director of Food and Beverage at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. She joined the Mardi Gras team in 1995 and is responsible for the oversight of all food and beverage operations including four full service bars, Louie’s Lounge, a state of the art sports betting location, the French Quarter, quick service locations, hotel room service, special events and offsite events utilizing the Mardi Gras mobile kitchen. Jessica holds a degree from the West Virginia Institute of Technology and is continuing her education at CIA, located in Hyde Park, New York. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her kids. Jessica resides in Frazier’s Bottom, WV with her family.

Philip Pinson

Philip is the Director of Gaming at Mardi Gras Casino & Resort. He joined the Mardi Gras team in 2000 and is responsible for the oversight of all gaming operations including scheduling, staffing, game purchases, configurations and all layout designs. Philip also oversees all communications with the West Virginia Lottery Commission and any special projects that are assigned by Delaware North and the Mardi Gras President & General Manager.

Philip came to Mardi Gras with more than 20 years of experience in the casino gaming industry. Philip holds certifications from the United States Navy in Computer Science and communications. Philip is also enrolled in the Pinnacle II program hosted by Delaware North. Outside of work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, doing repair work and being a family man. Philip resides in St. Albans, WV with his family.

Mike Ziemer

Mike joined the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort team in September 2019 as the Senior Director of Finance, transitioning down Delaware North’s other West Virginia property, Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack in Wheeling, where he served in a similar role since 2014. He brings with him 20 years of casino experience and 15 additional years of diversity in other accounting and consulting experiences, crossing a plethora of industries including healthcare, manufacturing, broadcasting and hotel/hospitality and served as the primary project manager installing accounting, inventory/purchasing and payroll systems across a multitude of industries. His 10 years of experience within Delaware North, began by leading the Jumers Casino & Hotel finance team through the ownership transition to Delaware North in 2011 and more recently was the finance lead for the acquisition of the Mindil Beach Casino Resort in Darwin, Australia. Outside of work, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, riding his motorcycle and taking day trips to explore new areas. Mike and his wife reside in the Hurricane, WV area.