Mike Rumbolz

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  • 1989: The chief executive of Trump's efforts to expand his casino holdings in Nevada was transferred to New Jersey following the death of several other top Trump executives in a helicopter crash. “Former Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mike Rumbolz has been transferred to Atlantic City by the Trump organization to help with operations after the death of three top Trump executives in a helicopter crash. Rumbolz, president of Trump Nevada, was hired by billionaire Donald Trump in February to set up operations in Nevada, with the goal of eventually buying gaming properties in the state. The Oct. 10 deaths of Trump executives Stephen Hyde, Mark Etess and Jonathan Benanav prompted Rumbolz's move to Atlantic City. He will be assisting in the completion of Trump's $1-billion Taj Mahal hotel and casino.” (Los Angeles Times, October 24, 1989)