Kara Fox-LaRose

Kara Fox-LaRose

Kara Fox-LaRose

President and General Manager | ilani

Kara Fox-LaRose has 28 years of experience in the casino and hospitality industry, including many high-profile roles. Currently, Fox-LaRose is the President and General Manager of ilani in Ridgefield, Washington, where she is responsible for the overall directional planning and operational results of the property. She led all aspects of opening the $500+ million high volume casino and entertainment complex in 2017 and has been a driving force of the award-winning property ever since. She and her team strive to continue developing ilani into a world class destination, along with the addition of multiple expansions annually since opening including a convention center, Cowlitz Crossing Fuel & Convenience, a 2,600-space parking garage, an expansion offering gaming, restaurants and sports wagering, and a 300-room luxury hotel complex.  Fox-LaRose is an active member in the Southwest Washington community where she currently serves on multiple boards and committees such as board participation with the Columbia River Economic Development Council and the Southwest Washington Humane Society.

She is also a strong proponent for responsible gambling, serving as a board member for the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling.