Ivanka Trump to join resort board

Sunday, July 15, 2007

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Heiress and former runway model Ivanka Trump is joining the board of the gaming company Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc.

"She's been outstanding in everything she has done, and she will be an outstanding board member," her father, Donald Trump, said.

The 25-year-old is currently a vice president with the Trump Organization, which controls Trump hotels, real estate holdings and golf courses. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

, one of the nation's top business schools.

Before joining the board, Ivanka Trump must get a license from the state Casino Control Commission. The agency is expected to grant her preliminary approval as soon as Wednesday.

Casino regulators will conduct a background check to make sure she has done nothing that would disqualify her from holding a gambling license.

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