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Shondra DeLoach-Perea , VP of Field Services, Call Centers, & Technology Operations at IGT

Shondra brings 14+ years of product and customer service experience with IGT. She is a pro at understanding all facets of gaming product operations, but what is most impressive about Shondra is her dedication to serve, lead and inspire others in the gaming industry.

Episode # 16
Shondra DeLoach-Perea , VP of Field Services, Call Centers, & Technology Operations at IGT
Joe Pulizzi, Founder of The Tilt, Best-Selling Author, Strategist and Content Entrepreneur

Joe is the authority on all things content marketing and helped coin the term in the early 2000’s. He found the Content Marketing Institute, The Tilt and has written several best-selling books on content marketing.

Episode # 15
Joe Pulizzi, Founder of The Tilt, Best-Selling Author, Strategist and Content Entrepreneur
Dr. Bryan K. Williams, Keynote Speaker, Author & Consultant

Dr. Bryan K Williams strives to bring the best out of people through servant leadership. Bryan provides training and consulting expertise to hundreds of organizations across the globe, in over 20 industries ranging from Healthcare to Luxury Hotels. In this episode Bryan touches on converting challenges into strengths, investing time with your top talent, and how you can level up your company culture.

Episode # 14
Dr. Bryan K. Williams, Keynote Speaker, Author & Consultant
Kenji Hall, COO of Gaming at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

With a career spanning over 30 years, Kenji has a passion for the casino & hospitality industry that is unmatched. He currently serves as the COO of Yaamava’ Resort & Casino and in this episode discusses lessons, tips, trends, engagement and much more!

Episode # 13
Kenji Hall, COO of Gaming at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Grant Irons, Former NFL Player & CEO of Grant Iron Enterprises

Grant Irons played five seasons in the NFL and was an academic athlete of the year. In this conversation, Grant discusses his relationship with Warren Buffet, lessons from Notre Dame, his growth mindset, and how he has transitioned to having successful businesses after the NFL.

Episode # 12
Grant Irons, Former NFL Player & CEO of Grant Iron Enterprises
Jasmine Takeshita, Director of Talent Acquisition for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Jasmine Takeshita is the ultimate pro at spotting talent and hiring for numerous verticals within the casino & hospitality industry. In this episode, she discusses how her team hired for a 3,000+ team member expansion project during a pandemic, lessons learned in recruitment, empowering a team, and much more.

Episode # 11
Jasmine Takeshita, Director of Talent Acquisition for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Episode # 10 53 Minutes
Luke Palladino, President of Meta Hospitality

Luke Palladino is an expert on delivering a perfect culinary experience. Throughout his career, he has worked with some of the most iconic properties like the Wynn and Borgata, owned and operated restaurants around the globe, and currently is a strategic consultant for properties like the Palms and Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. In this episode, Luke shares his story, provides insight on where the industry is going and how curiosity is the fuel of craftsmanship.

Episode # 10 53 Minutes
Luke Palladino, President of Meta Hospitality
Andy Parnell, President of LaneTerralever

Andy is the President of one of the most successful and fasting growing agencies in Phoenix, AZ. In this episode we do the deep dive in all things marketing and how to optimize in a fast paced industry.

Episode # 9
Andy Parnell, President of LaneTerralever
Rikki Tanenbaum, COO of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Rikki is a seasoned marketing and operations leader with a proven track record of leading resorts & casinos in numerous markets. Over  her 20 year career she has worked for MGM, Caesars, Golden Nugget, San Manuel Casino, among many others.

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Rikki Tanenbaum, COO of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians