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Panel Discussions

Get exclusive career insights from our previous event panels and catch up on the content from our career events you may have missed.

Consumer Trends

In a constantly changing world it is important to pivot and adapt. Hear from leaders who will provide strategic insight on what is changing in consumer behavior and how you can be prepared.

Tracee Nalwak

Chief Growth Officer

Russell Silvers

Chief Operating Officer at AEG

Tim Riester

Owner & CEO of Riester Ad Agency

Drew Dixon

VP of Entertainment Operations at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

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Lessons In Leadership

Hear this diverse panel uncover lessons learned throughout their expansive careers and how you can apply these powerful stories to your career.

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How To Develop Your Career

When you’re ready for your next career step, you need to know what matters most to hiring managers. Hear from this panel of leaders on the things that can make you standout when looking for advancement.

Featured Speakers:

Ted Gover
Director of the CGU Tribal Program

Lance Ewing
VP of Enterprise Risk Management & Operations at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Jeanne Hardemion-Kemp
VP of Operational Administration at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Melanie Johnson
Director of Learning and Development at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

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Building a Culture

One of the most common questions from candidates to hiring managers is, “what is the culture like?”. This panel will unpack everything that goes into building a team culture and what is required for sustainability.

David Lopez
CEO American Gaming Systems
Alexis Ginas
President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles Region
Kevin Tolliver
Director of Slot Operations, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Scott Hager
VP of Table Games, Yaamava’; Resort & Casino at San Manuel

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The First 3 Years of Your Career

This panel is for anyone thinking about getting their foot in the door of the casino & hospitality industry or early in their career. The panel will discuss lessons learned, things they wish they knew early in their career and general tips to make the most out of your early years.

Featured Speakers:

Lori Ware
SVP of Casino Finance, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Chris Fava
VP of Food & Beverage, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Chris Rellinger
VP of Strategic Marketing, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Missy Stanisz
Director of Sports Wagering & Interactive Gaming, San Manuel Band of Indians

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Partnerships 101

To solve business challenges we have all are required to collaborate with experts outside of our field. This panel will take the deep dive on all things partnerships.

Featured Speakers:

Corey Norkin
LA Dodgers VP of Global Partnerships
Gary Border
CEO of Marketing Results
Peter Arceo
GM of Yaamava’’ at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Matt Balvanz
SVP of Analytics and Innovation at Navigate

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Three Tips Series

Real stories and insights from professionals in under 15 minutes.

14 minutes

Three Tips to Effective Engagement

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino Chief Operating Officer Kenji Hall shares his top three tips to creating cohesive relationships by engaging your employees.

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7 minutes

Three Tips for Building a Successful Career Foundation

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Director of Talent Acquisition Jasmine Takeshita shares the most insightful tips she’s learned from interviewing entry level to senior candidates on how to create career success.

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4 minutes

Three Tips on How To Bring Your Leadership Skills Forward

Yaamava’’ Resort & Casino’s VP Enterprise Risk Management Lance Ewing shares three tips on bringing out the natural leader within you.

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8 minutes

Three Tips to Ward Off Hackers

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s Director of Executive Communication Kyle Anderson shares his three tips on how to leverage visuals to create a more impactful, memorable message.

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5 minutes

Three Tips on Impactful Visual Communication

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s Director of Executive Communication Kyle Anderson shares his three tips on how to leverage visuals to create a more impactful, memorable message.

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5 minutes

Three Tips to Help You Continue to Provide Value to Your Team

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s VP Department of Public Safety Brandon Jones shares his three tips on how to keep providing value through the year no matter what department you work in.

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Next Level Show

Tap into the best minds in Casino, Hospitality, Tribal Government and more!

Jason Brown, President and CEO at Marketplace Chaplains

Jason Brown, President and CEO at Marketplace Chaplains, has spent over 20 years with the company starting out as the CMO, and brings a great deal of experience in sales, marketing, branding, and strategic initiatives.

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Anika Howard, President and CEO at Wondr Nation

Anika Howard, President and CEO at Wondr Nation has 20 years of experience in the gaming and entertainment industries with a focus on leveraging emerging technologies. In this episode, Anika provides insight into her career in both Tribal and corporate gaming as well as her experience working on the supplier side of the industry.

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Lauren Seiler, Founder, CEO & Principal Consultant of Global Gaming Advisors, LLC

Lauren Seiler, Founder, CEO & Principal Consultant of Global Gaming Advisors, LLC, has 20 years of experience in senior corporate development, business development, strategy, and investor relations in the Casino, Gaming, iGaming, and Sports Betting industries.

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Sarah Webster, the VP of Accounting and Finance at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel

Sarah Webster, the VP of Accounting and Finance at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel, has been with the company for over 23 years and brings a unique perspective on what it took to grow and progress in her career while staying with the same company.

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Dominic Orozco, President & CMO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos

Dominic Orozco is the President & CMO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos and has over 20 years of experience in casino marketing and operations.

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Andrew Economon, General Manager of the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

Andrew Economon is the General Manager of the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino and has over 30 years of extensive experience in the food and beverage, entertainment, hospitality, and casino industries.

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