Alicia Leite

Alicia Leite

VP of Gaming and National Accounts

Alicia dove right into the casino industry after graduating with honors from Johnson & Wales University, in her hometown of Providence, Rhode Island, with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Advertising. She was then selected as Penn National Gaming’s only Management Associate in her graduation year after a national search with thousands of applicants. 

In Penn’s Management Associate Program, Alicia cross-trained in almost every department at Hollywood Casino Saint Louis, eventually landing in the marketing department where she created and executed numerous casino promotions. She then transitioned into the Player Development department and excelled as a VIP Host and later, Senior Executive Host, where she routinely exceeded her sales goals.  She was recruited to work for VizExplorer, as Account Development Director based among the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, Nevada and took ownership of the Southern Region - closing numerous deals and developing her love for the rich and quirky culture of New Orleans, Louisiana, where she currently resides. 

In February 2018; Alicia made the move to work for Mark-it Smart as a Regional Account Director where she enjoys using her vast knowledge of marketing and the casino industry to help clients achieve their marketing goals. She also loves the hardworking and family-orientated mentalities of her co-workers and is continually inspired by their ongoing success. 

When Alicia is not traveling either for work or for pleasure, she is actively involved in the community and takes advantage of New Orleans’ incredible food scene as well as its never-ending schedule of festivals and parades. 

Hobbies: Writing, singing, theater-going, traveling, networking, parading, festival attending, laughing with family and friends and hanging with Pepper The Cat. 

Something Interesting / Fun Fact: I am a hot sauce enthusiast and my all-time favorite actress, entrepreneur, and fellow ginger, is Lucille Ball.