>>Harry Hagerty is ready to play… Hagerty hired to head finance at Park Place Entertainment Corp., world’s biggest gaming company… Operates casinos under Bally’s, Caesars, Flamingo, and other brand names… Park Place owns, manages, or has interest in 28 gaming properties, more than 28,000 hotel rooms, 55,000 employees worldwide… Hagerty replaces Scott LaPorta, who left Las Vegas—based company in January…

Hagerty joins Park Place with 17 years of investment-banking experience, plus some in corporate finance… Most recently, was chief operating officer, CFO of Akula Software Inc., handheld-software company based in West Dennis, Mass… Spent 5 years leading gaming, lodging groups for Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Inc. and BancBoston Robertson Stephens Inc…. Hagerty began investment-banking career in 1982 at Salomon Brothers… Also served 8 years at Dillon, Read & Co…. Hagerty has served as a senior financial adviser for several technology companies involved in digital imaging… Matching gaming-table green with ivy background, Hagerty has Harvard MBA (1986) and a Princeton AB in economics (cum laude, 1982)…

>>Managers at Citadel Security Software Inc., developer of desktop, network security systems, tapped Richard Connelly for the CFO post… Citadel Security is subsidiary of CT Holdings Inc…. Connelly steps into interesting situation: Citadel and parent company working with auditors and outside counsel to seal Citadel spin-off… Form 10-SB filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission January 11, 2002…

Before joining Citadel, Connelly held senior financial management posts at a few venture-capital-funded tech companies… Most recently, he was CFO for Asset InterTech, start-up provider of software tools for semiconductor chip design and electronics tests… Guided Asset through expansion in 2001… Earlier, held CFO spots at JusticeLink Inc., Internet legal services company, and at Photomatrix Corp., a private maker of microfiche-duplication gear, high-speed optical scanners… Began career as Ernst & Ernst auditor…

>>Thomas Aiken is new finance chief at Lamina Ceramics Inc…. Aiken has more than 30 years of financial experience in high-tech companies… Has been CFO of SyChip,GMT Microelectronics,Teleos Communications… Lamina bonds unfired ceramic to metal for use in electronic components, packaging…

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