Atlantis Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Senior VP of Sales

Atlantis, Paradise Island in The Bahamas has announced the appointments of Audrey Oswell as chief operating officer and Wendy Blaney as senior vice president of sales. 

Under the leadership of Howard C. Karawan, president and managing director of Atlantis, Paradise Island, these executives will be working towards a new vision for the resort. Set to re-launch in June, Atlantis will introduce new experiences, lifestyle partnerships and new amenities that aim to speak to a new generation of families, couples, friends and colleagues.

A hospitality and gaming veteran with more than 30 years of experience, Oswell has made her return to Atlantis after previously holding the position of chief operating officer for Seneca Gaming


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Throughout her career, Oswell has served in top executive leadership positions, including senior management roles at Caesars Atlantic City, the Cosmopolitan and Fountainbleau Las Vegas. Known for her innovative and integrated approach to operations, Oswell assists in developing new concepts and creating outstanding programs. At Atlantis, she will work alongside the executive leadership team, managing the business and operational aspects to continue making significant strides to the resort experience.

Blaney joins Atlantis with more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Blaney most recently worked for Caesars Entertainment, where she managed a team of 25 regional and national sales managers.  

Her responsibilities included building and managing Caesars Entertainment’s eastern division in-market sales efforts in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. At Atlantis, she will be responsible for developing and overseeing the resorts group, leisure and call center sales strategy while setting goals to achieve revenue targets.

“Audrey and Wendy will be tremendous assets to bring the new Atlantis vision to life,” said Karawan in a written release. “They have the expertise, passion and drive to ensure that we continue delivering a guest experience that is unparalleled. I am excited for travelers to see what the future has in store for Atlantis, as we propel the resort’s status as the top travel destination where fun, education, culture and purpose all come together. The best is yet to come.”