Vice President of Security | Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Accomplished Law Enforcement and Security Management Professional with over 35 years of experience in all facets of Operations, Risk Assessment and Investigations to ensure safe environments for guests and the general public. Dynamic communicator and presenter who builds alignment across all levels of an organization and excels in environments that foster innovation, adaptability, and collaboration to articulate a compelling vision while building a high-performance culture based on solid values and a strong moral compass to achieve results.
Ivan Devitt is currently the Vice President of Security for Cherokee Nation Entertainment. He oversees the security program for 11 CNE casino properties to include the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa and the newly acquired Gold Strike Hotel and Casino in Tunica Mississippi. Prior to CNE, Ivan was the Security Director for the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. T-Mobile Arena is a 20k seat venue which hosts the Stanley Cup Vegas Golden Knights and is home to the UFC in Vegas. After retiring from Law Enforcement in 2007, Ivan entered private service as the Director of Security Operations and Executive Protection Specialist for TriCorps Security, with full-time operations in 14 states and 1100+ employees.
Ivan has over 20+ years in Law Enforcement retiring from the Houston Police Department in 2005 and served as the Chief of Police for the City of Grove Oklahoma.