Melinda Coffin

Melinda Coffin

Melinda Coffin

Chief Executive Officer | Soaring Eagle Gaming

Melinda Coffin is the Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Eagle Gaming, overseeing two properties in addition to an online gaming platform in Michigan: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort located in Mount Pleasant, Saganing Eagle’s Landing & Hotel located in Standish, and Eagle Casino & Sports online gaming.

 

Melinda is a proud member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and is honored to be the first Tribal Member to hold the position of CEO for her Tribe. As CEO of Soaring Eagle Gaming she has assisted with launching sports betting and online gaming. Both properties launched retail sports betting at their Ascend Sportsbook and Creekside Sportsbook. Eagle Casino & Sports is their online app available in Michigan. Furthermore, Melinda facilitated Soaring Eagle’s largest, to date, multiyear national partnership between the Detroit Lions and Soaring Eagle Gaming.

 

Most recently, Melinda has opened new dining franchises within the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse opened in June 2023 and the Food District opened in January 2024. It includes the following franchises: Guy Fieri’s Chicken Guy!, Bonanno’s New York Pizza Kitchen, Bubbakoo’s Burritos, and Ike’s Love & Sandwiches.

 

Melinda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Business Administration from Central Michigan University. She also sits on the Board of Directors for Isabella Bank, Central Michigan University Research Corporation and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance.