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gaming research executive

Richard H. Wells, American gaming research executive.

Background

Wells, Richard H. was born on June 24, 1940 in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States. Son of James R. and Edna Ruth (McKnight) Wells.

Education

Bachelor of Science in General Business, Oklahoma State University, 1964;postgraduate system dynamics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985-1986.

Career

Senior finance analyst, Conoco, Houston, 1964-1969;vice president planning, Union Planters National Bank, Memphis, 1969-1975;vice president finance planning Inn development, Holiday Inns, Memphis, 1975-1978;vice president corporation administration, Holiday Inns, Memphis, 1979-1980;senior vice president planning-administration, Harrah's, Reno, 1980-1986;vice president, Bally's Casino Hotels, Reno, 1986-1990;co-owner, Pennington & Associations, Reno, since 1990;founder, owner, Casino Player Count Svc., Reno, since 1990;founder, president, Wells Gaming Research, Reno, Nevada, since 1995.

Membership

Member Reno Downtown Redevelopment Committee, 1983-1984, Reno Task Force for Economics Diversification, 1984, Nevada Governor's Economics Advisory Committee, 1983-1984, Reno-Sparks Convention Authority Research Council, 1990. Chairman Washoe Medical Foundation Project Management Group, 1990. Member director Economics Development Authority Western Nevada, 1992-1996.

Served with United States Army, 1958-1961. Member Reno Chamber of Commerce (director 1983-1984), Finance Executives Institute (president 1974-1975).

Connections

Married Peggy P. Puyear, August 7, 1988. Children: Shanley Renne, Richard Carlyle, Amy Luru.

father:
James R. Wells

mother:
Edna Ruth (McKnight) Wells

spouse:
Peggy P. Puyear

child:
Shanley Renne Wells

child:
Richard Carlyle Wells

child:
Amy Luru Wells