Speakers

Hubert Nanty

Hubert Nanty is the General Manager of the Mazatal Hotel and Casino of Payson Arizona.…
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Ryan Carrier

Ryan Carrier is the Director of Casino Resort for Agilysys, a leading provider of hospitality…
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Frankee Hall

Frankee Hall is the Treasurer for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, she was elected into…
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Mike Engel

Mike Engel is the VP of Hospitality Innovation for Mille Lacs Corporate Adventures. With over…
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Annika Roseen

Annika earned her bachelors in psychology with a minor in neuroscience. She is the Vice…
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Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson is the Marketing Database Manager for the Tohono O’odham Nation. She has been…
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Sheila Olson

Sheila Olson is the Human Resources Director at the Apache Casino Hotel. There she brings…
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Luke Jumper

Luke Jumper is an architect that received his Bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University…
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Matthew Klas

Matt Klas is a Senior Associate at KlasRobinson Q.E.D., a consulting firm providing economic development…
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Ronn Lansky

Ronn Lansky is the Director of Business Development for The PENTA Building Group.  Prior to…
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Scott Sirois

Scott Sirois is the General Manager at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel. Before that, he…
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Robert Livingston

Robert Livingston is the SVP of Corporate and Tribal Development as well as the General…
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Steve Neely

Steve Neely is the General Manager of Rolling Hills Casino and Resort. Over the last…
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Chris Province

Chris Province is a performance improvement specialist with a passion for creating sustainable movements. With…
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Fred Bennett

Fred Bennett is the Director of Security at the Palms Casino Resort and Palms Place…
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John Mooers

John Mooers is the President of Blue Stone where he is responsible for leading over…
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Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey is skilled and experienced having been in her field for 25+ years. She…
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Chris Creasey

Chris Creasey has been with Tutor Perini since 2000. He is responsible for the communication…
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Mark Astone

Mark Astone is the CEO of Catalyst Marketing Company where his primary responsibilities are to…
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Celeste Adame

Celeste Adame, MFA studied poetry before entering the world of Human Resources. She’s been published…
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Peter Freeburg

Peter Freeburg is a licensed professional counselor who has been with Cigna for 8 years,…
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Lynn Faraca-Bond

Lynn Faraca-Bond has more than 25 years of Human Resources experience. Throughout her career she…
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Mindi Kee

Mindi is a member of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribe of Owyhee, Nevada. She has over 15…
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Nick Trella

Mr. Trella is the Senior Vice President in Segal Marco Advisor’s Chicago Office. There he…
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Sandra Johnson

Sandra Johnson is a member of the Jamestown S’klallam Tribe and has served on it’s…
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Andrea Hall

As an associate in Denton’s Litigation and Disputes Resolution and Native America Law and Policy…
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Randy Karli

Randy joined GITW Benefits in 2013. His previous experience as a business owner has been…
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Charles Farmer

Charles Farmer has been working in Human Resources for the Tule River Tribal Government for…
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Jaylon Jackson

As a tribal member of the Dine’ (Navajo) tribe Jaylon Jackson is currently the Head…
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Kim Hayes

Kim Hayes is the Vice President of Human Resources at the Grand Casino Hinckley. She…
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Maggie Mackert

Maggie Mackert is currently the Director of Human Resources at the Seneca Niagara Resort and…
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Sandy McCandless

Sandra McCAndless is the Partner at Dentons Employment and Labor practice in California. She is…
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Crystal Hill

Crystal Hill is the National Director of Tribal Services in the Knoxville, Tennessee office of…
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Jeremy Ramsland

Jeremy Ramsland serves as the Vice President of Sales at Provider Network of America (PNOA).…
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Scott D. Nostaja

Mr. Nostaja is a Senior Vice President and the Firm’s National Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader…
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Loralee Gunter

Loralee Gunter is the proud Director of Human Resources for the Santa Ynez Band of…
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Brigitte Saria

Brigitte Saria is Chief People Infrastructure Officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.…
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Brad Porter

With over 20 years of experience in Health Care, Brad’s career is built on the…
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Christopher Goldsmith

Mr. Goldsmith is a Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and subject matter expert in total…
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Peter Hixon

Early in Peter Hixon’s Human Resources career he became involved with two large casino expansion…
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Peter Hixon

Early in Peter Hixon’s Human Resources career he became involved with two large casino expansion…
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Christine Winn

Christine Winn is a descendent of the Hupa People in Northern California, and is an…
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Cary Berner

A Human Resources professional with more than 21 years of experience. Having held roles of…
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Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones is the Vice President of the Department of Public Safety for the San…
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Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is an Attorney at the Law Offices of Scott A. Wilson and has…
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Charles Walters

Charles Walters is the Sr. Director of Human Resources for the Isleta Resort & Casino…
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Ruth Zaldivar

Ruth Zaldivar is the Human Resources Director at Muscogee Nation Gaming Enterprises and has over…
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Joan Jackson-Deal

Joan Jackson-Deal is the Director of Human Resources for the Ak-Chin Indian Community in Maricopa,…
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Lena McQuary

Lena McQuary has been the Director of Human Resources at the Downstream Casino Resort for…
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Sheila Olson

Sheila Olson is the Human Resources Director of the Apache Casino Hotel. She has a…
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Brandon Jones

Brandon Jones is Vice President of Yaamava Resort and Casino at San Manuel for the…
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Paula Allen

Paula is a tribal Citizen of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in Sequim WA, and is…
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Dr. Thomas Dullien

Dr. Thomas Dullien is the Executive for HR and Talent Development at Rolling Hills Casino…
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Shirley Blackbear

Shirley Blackbear has served in Human Resources since 2003 for the Kalispel Tribe and it’s…
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Alicia Finley

Alicia Finley has 23 years of collective experience in the Human Resources and benefits field,…
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Rihzon King

Rizhon King is currently an Account Executive at Verkada who focuses on enhancing safety in…
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Matt Pelos

Matt Pelos is currently an Account Executive at Verkada who focuses on enhancing campus and…
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Jon Maurer

Jon has worked at Everbridge for the last three years, and has worked to help…
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Le Trozzo

Le Trozzo’s recruiting passion was sparked while still in high school as a clerk for…
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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Account Executive on the State and Local government team supporting the…
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Gary Murrey

Gary Murrey has been a gaming executive for over 30 years across the US and…
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Ron Vargas

Ron Vargas is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at Cache Creek Casino Resort.…
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Sheryl Stering

Sheryl Stering is the Director of Sales Entertainment for Omnigo. Omnigo Software, a leading provider…
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Stephanie Wallace

Stephanie Wallace – Currently the Vice President of Surveillance for the Wynn/Encore Las Vegas and…
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Stephanie Wallace

Stephanie is currently the Vice President of Surveillance for the Wynn|Encore Las Vegas. Stephanie started…
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Samuel Wolfe

Samuel Wolfe is the Security Manager at Indian Head Casino and Plateau Travel Plaza. He…
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Dalton Schadewitz

Before Dalton joined the ilani Casino Surveillance team, he worked in Retail Asset Protection and…
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Luke Szymanski

Luke is an expert at a developing sales territories based on company goals, target market…
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Jason Mancini

Jason Mancini has been helping tribes build better economies since 1998. Mancini grew up on the Navajo Reservation and…
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Jennifer Hones

Jennifer Hones has been a passionate member of the physical security technology industry for well…
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Jamie Fullmer

Jamie Fullmer is dedicated to a powerful belief – that “Clear Vision” guides the leadership…
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Kevin Blaser

Kevin Blaser joined Blue Stone in 2022 and brings his expertise in assisting Tribes in…
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Elise Campbell

Elise Campbell is the Executive Director of Human Resources at Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise where…
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Little Fawn Boland

Little Fawn Boland is the owner of Ceiba Legal, PC. Since 2005 she has been…
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David Cook

David Cook is currently the Chief Security Officer for the Muscogee Creek Gaming Operations Authority…
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Robert Nicolls

Robert Nicolls has been a leader with GITW Benefits since 2011, working with the Sovereign…
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Bob Cross

Bob Cross is the President of the Central and Southern Regions of USI Consulting Group.…
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Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is an Attorney at the Law Offices of Scott A. Wilson and has…
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Liva Wolf

Ms. Wolf joined Caribou Coffee in September 2012 and has served as Vice President, Commercial…
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Darrell Clifton

Darrell Clifton is the former regional executive director of security for Eldorado Resorts ( Caesars).…
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Bryan Hamlin

Bryan has spent more than half of his thirty-year design career with WORTHGROUP.  An honored…
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James Perry

James Perry, Vice President of Client Services for Imagine This, is a casino marketing leader…
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Joseph Nayquonabe

Joseph Nayquonabe, Jr. spent over a decade as a marketing executive growing the Grand Casino…
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Walter Gunn

Walter is the Director of Safety and Security at Tachi Palace Casino Resort in Lemoore,…
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Alexander Baird

Alexander Baird is the Founder and CEO of Beacon. Alex graduated from Norwich University in…
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Angela Heikes

Angela Heikes became President and CEO of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) Gaming Enterprise…
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Robert Blankmeyer

Over the past 24 years with PCL, Robert has managed a variety of projects throughout…
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Dino Beltz

Battalion Chief Dino J. Beltz has served the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for…
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Mike Abel

Michael Abel has over 35 years of Public Safety and Private level security and investigative…
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Joseph Tatonetti

Joseph Tatonetti has sixteen years of experience in the Las Vegas surveillance community, eleven of…
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Brian Hunt

Brian is the Security Manager for Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, a position he’s held…
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Donnie Bowin

Donnie Bowin is the Security Manager at Creek Nation Casino Muscogee. He is a 20-year…
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Malcolm Rutherford

Malcolm has been involved in the Casino industry since 1988, initially in Operational Gaming and,…
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Henry Valentino

Henry Valentino is the founder, CEO, and President of EConnect, Inc. He has amassed years…
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Douglas DeLancey

Doug DeLancey currently serves as the Office for Bombing Prevention Department of Homeland Security’s Branch…
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George Jenkot

George Jenkot is Vice-President of Security and Surveillance at Firekeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle…
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Justin Preble

Justin Preble is currently the Property Security Manager at River Spirit Casino Resort of the…
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Juan Baca

Juan Baca is the Vice President of Security/Entertainment at Sycuan Casino Resort. He directs security…
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Tony Unfried

Tony Unfried is the Founder and CEO of CSA360. He holds a master’s degree in…
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Steve Gomez

Mr. Steven L. Gomez (Steve) is currently the Chief Physical Security Officer for San Manuel…
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Clint Johnson

Clint Johnson is the Executive Director of Security at Chumash Casino Resort. When Clint retired…
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Susan Persell

Susan Persell is the Operations Manager for Security and Transportation at The Mill Casino Hotel…
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Gregory Goll

Gregory Goll is Vice President of Safety and Security, and oversees all aspects of Security…
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David Cook

David Cook is currently the Chief Security Officer for the Muscogee Creek Gaming Operations Authority…
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Jolene Stewart

Jolene Stewart is the Director of Surveillance at Snoqualmie Casino in Snoqualmie, Washington. She has…
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Christine Craft

Christine Craft, Chief Marketing Officer of SafePointe, leads market and growth strategies for the company.…
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Boe Young

Major General US Army (Ret) Boe Young served as chief of staff for the largest…
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Maria Salvatore

Mama, teacher, speaker, strategist, and mentor Maria Salvatore (E-500RYT,) has been teaching yoga and meditation…
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Dennis Doucette

Dennis Doucette is the Vice President of Security at ilani Casino Resort and a member…
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Richard G. Sneed

Richard G. Sneed life’s work has been one of public service advocating for youth, community…
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Renita DiStefano

Renita DiStefano is the founder, President and CEO of SECOND DERIVATIVE, LLC, a Native American,…
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Christer Farr

Christer Farr is a Vice President of IT at Red Hawk Casino located in Placerville,…
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Laurel Silk

Laurel Silk is the CEO of SilkWeb Consulting & Development, and she founded SilkWeb in…
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Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas is the National Director of Sales for Signature Brands in the United States.…
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Anthony Clark

Anthony Clark is the Surveillance Director for Soaring Eagle Casino Properties which includes three casinos…
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Marshall Pierite

Marshall Pierite is the founder and owner of The Pierite Group, a Louisiana-based company which…
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Marlon WhiteEagle

Marlon WhiteEagle is the President of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a federally recognized tribe based in…
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Ned Daniels, Jr.

Ned Daniels Jr. is the Chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Community (FCPC). As Chairman…
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Tehassi Hill

Tehassi Hill is the Chairman for Oneida Nation. This is his second term as Chairman.…
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Mike Lane

Michael Lane leads the Sales and Field Operations teams at SageGlass / Saint-Gobain. He is…
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W. Joe Allen

W Joe Allen is a Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Citizen and is an experienced Executive Director…
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Zachary Atherton-Ely

Zach Atherton-Ely is VP of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures. Zach is…
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Toby Vanlandingham

Toby Vanlandingham is serving his 2nd term on the Yurok Tribal Council, and his 3rd…
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Earl Pendleton

Earl Pendleton is an elected member of the Lower Sioux Indian Community Tribal Council, serving…
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Seth Pearman

Seth Pearman is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. He attended the…
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W. Ron Allen

Ron Allen is the Chairman/CEO with Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and a Senior Strategist with Blue…
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Ronald Vargas

Ronald Vargas is currently the Vice President of Human Resources at Cache Creek Casino Resort.…
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Laura Penney

Laura Penney is the Chief Executive Officer of the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort. Laura started…
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James Klas

James Klas is the Co-Founder and Principal of Klas Robinson Q.E.D. and has over thirty-five…
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Adam Rose

Adam Rose is the Director of Partnerships and Growth at Travois. He joined Travois in…
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Jerrod Murr

Jerrod Murr is Co-Founder and CEO of Paradigm Shift, an educational and corporate leadership consulting…
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Melanie Benjamin

Melanie Benjamin was first elected to the four-year term of Chief Executive/Chairwoman of the Mille…
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Jim Stroker

Jim Stroker is a Coach with Native Nation Events and has over 30 years of…
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BRAD WORTHLEY

Brad Worthley is an accomplished business consultant with over 46 years of management experience and the…
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Dennis Johnson

Dennis Johnson is Chief Investment Officer with Ho-Chunk, Inc. and has served in multiple senior…
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