Hospitality Industry Advisory Board Members
Vice President and General Manager
Jeff Babinski is currently the Vice President and General Manager at one of Pinnacle Entertainment's premier properties located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Except for a year he spent turning around Pinnacle's Boomtown Casino & Hotel in Reno, Nevada, as General Manager, Jeff has been with Lumiere Place since before it opened in December 2007. Before coming to St. Louis, Jeff was with Pinnacle Entertainment's Belterra Casino Resort & Spa located in Southern Indiana, holding a variety of executive positions since March 2000.
In addition to the Lumiere Place opening, Jeff has been part of the opening teams for two other successful properties, Players Island Casino and Pinnacle's Belterra Casino & Resort in Indiana.
In St. Louis, Jeff has quickly become an integral part of the community. He serves on the following boards: The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis, the St. Louis Sports Commission, the St. Louis Area Hotel Association, the St. Louis Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Saint Louis University Hospitality Industry Advisory Board. In addition, Jeff is currently chair of the St. Louis Community Improvement District. Under his guidance, Lumiere Place has continued to be a significant contributor to regional charities and a sponsor of many major public festivals.