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Fostering Tomorrow’s Casino Leaders

Next Level Casino Careers is a dedicated resource hub providing support, events and thought leadership to aspiring casino and hospitality professionals. Powered by Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel, NLCC looks to help you take your casino career to the next level by tapping into industry leaders to provide insights on today’s gaming and hospitality needs, trends and future outlooks.

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Peter Arceo - GM of Yaamava

Peter Arceo

General Manager of Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Hector Fernandez - CEO of Aristocrat Gaming

Hector Fernandez

CEO of Aristocrat Gaming

Corey Norkin - SVP of Global Partnerships, LA Dodgers

Corey Norkin

SVP of Global Partnerships, LA Dodgers

Afsi Bird- VP of Hotel Operations for Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Afsi Bird

VP of Hotel Operations for Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Bo Bernhard - VP of Economic Development at UNLV

Bo Bernhard

VP of Economic Development at UNLV

Jan Jones Blackhurst - Former Mayor of Las Vegas

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Former Mayor of Las Vegas

Andrew Parnell - President of LaneTerralever

Andrew Parnell

President of LaneTerralever

Tracee Nalewak- Giraldo - Chief Growth Officer at UrVenue

Tracee Nalewak

Giraldo - Chief Growth Officer at UrVenue

Laura Fernandez - VP head of Industry | Travel & Gambling for SXM Media

Laura Fernandez

VP Head of Industry | Travel & Gambling for SXM Media

Matt Wilson - CEO of Gaming at Scientific Games

Matt Wilson

CEO of Light & Wonder

Jennifer Lodge - SVP Forbes Travel Guide, The Americas

Jennifer Lodge

SVP Forbes Travel Guide, The Americas

Alexis Ginas - President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles

Alexis Ginas

President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles

Bill Pedigo - Chief Commercial Officer at ocV!BE

Bill Pedigo

Chief Commercial Officer at ocV!BE

Toni Pepper - Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Toni Pepper

Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Joe Pulizzi

Founder of The Tilt & Best-Selling Author

Bob Boughner

Private Investor & Longtime Boyd Gaming Executive

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Industry advice right from the source. From marketing to sales to retail and more, we sit down with today’s leaders so you can learn for tomorrow.

Thomas Knapp, Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at USC

Knapp is the Academic Director of the Master’s of Science in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and an Associate Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. His teachings encompass all facets of entrepreneurial studies, including Venture Management, Feasibility Analysis, Business Planning, and Launching.

Brigitte Saria, Chief People & Infrastructure Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Brigitte Saria is a results-oriented and highly accomplished top Human Resources Executive with proven experience in human resources leadership and business management. In this episode, she speaks to the constantly changing state of recruitment, how relationships are at the heart of success, and lessons from 30 years in the people business.

Erica Kosemund, Senior Director of Gaming Brand & Partnerships for Choctaw Nation

Erica oversees the creative and strategic team that drives brand and marketing initiatives for all the Choctaw Nation businesses which include, 20 gaming sites, 16 travel plazas, several restaurants, and 65,000 acres of ranches and farmland. In this episode, Erica discusses the advantages of having an influencer social marketing strategy, key lessons from over 15 […]

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