Palms General Manager Cynthia Kiser Murphey resigns

June 7, 2024
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However, she said she will not be retiring yet.

Palms General Manager Cynthia Kiser Murphey has resigned from her position, according to a local report in the Las Vegas-Review Journal.

The veteran casino executive said she is leaving Palms so that she can spend time with out-of-state family.

However, she has insisted leaving her role at the off-Strip casino is not the end of the road for her. Kiser Murphey said that resigning from Palms does not mean retirement is on the horizon.

She told the Review-Journal, “I’m not retiring. I have a lot of opportunities to do some projects, but I want to wait.

“I think I’m going to take a minute to figure it out.”

Kiser Murphey first joined the Palms' leadership team after the casino resort was purchased by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in 2021 from Red Rock Resorts. The Tribe purchased the property for $650m.

Prior to serving at Palms, Kiser Murphey was an executive at MGM Resorts. She was the first executive to be named by Palms as a member, according to the local report.

Palms temporarily closed its doors during the Covid-19 global pandemic but reopened in April 2022.

Kiser Murphey will officially step down from her role at Palms on June 30. She took a moment to share with the Review-Journal her reflections on serving as Palms’ General Manager.

She said in closing, “I’m super proud of how this team has really launched this property and turned the property from being closed for two years and opening it. I’m profoundly proud of the level of hospitality.

“I really believe the Palms is going to get more and more successful in the future. My leaving has to do with what I want to do with my time and I need to go do some other things.”


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