Kimberly Pool

Kimberly Pool

Kimberly Pool

Human Resources Director | Cherokee Nation Entertainment

Kimberly is a strategic HR executive with 22 years of experience in the casino and hospitality industry, having worked for Harrah’s Hotel and Casino, Boyd Gaming Corporation, Diamond Jack’s Hotel and Casino, Hilton Hotels, and Cherokee Nation Entertainment. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a doctorate in Education Administration.

She is the Director of Human Resources for Cherokee Nation Entertainment, a privately held company with over 4,000 employees. The company owns and operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and nine Cherokee Casinos in Oklahoma, including a racino, three resort hotels, three golf courses, and other retail operations. CNE operates Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Miss., one of the most recognizable gaming destinations in the region.

Some of Kimberly’s HR career experiences include successful national casino re-branding campaigns, vocational and technical school hospitality partnerships, executive-level ethics investigations, company culture planning, leadership development, recruiting effectiveness, and mergers and acquisitions.

Her love for people, with their unique personalities and imperfections, has contributed to her business philosophy and style, best described as “humble leadership.”