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New CEO Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience in Gaming
SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - May 4, 2011– Snoqualmie Casino, the closest gaming facility to Seattle, today, announced the appointment of Jon T. Jenkins as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its property. Jenkins takes the position after more than 30 years in the gaming industry, half of which has been spent in association with tribal casinos. In addition to his vast knowledge and experience in gaming, Jenkins has an extensive background in both the marketing and hospitality sides of the business.
“Snoqaulmie Casino is among the most beautiful and well-established gaming facilities in the Northwest. I look forward to joining efforts and contributing to enhance the experience for both customers and employees,” said Jon T. Jenkins, CEO of Snoqualmie Casino.
Jenkins officially began his role as CEO on April 18. In the role, he will lead the strategic direction for all gaming operations, as well as represent the gaming operations to the financial and business communities, customers, employees, government agencies and tribal leadership.
Mary-Anne Hinzman, Vice-Chair of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, commented, “We have known Jon for a number of years and admire his management style, as well as his respect for our culture and traditions.”
Prior to joining Snoqualmie Casino, Jenkins spent nearly 14 years as president and CEO of Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort. Under his leadership, both properties became two of the highest volume businesses in Arizona. Also in the state, Jenkins developed and operated the Apache Gold Resort for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Additionally, he co-founded Game Plan, Inc., a public company that managed gaming services for the two Menominee Nation casinos near Green Bay, Wisconsin.
“It is with much excitement and anticipation that I accept this new position,” said Jenkins. “I have admired the Snoqualmie property success, and enjoyed knowing many of the Snoqualmie tribal members. It is truly a privilege to join such a wonderful organization and community.”
About Snoqualmie Casino
Located at I-90 east, Exit 27, Snoqualmie Casino is the closest gaming center to Seattle and the first on the Eastside. Comprised of over 170,000-square-feet of entertainment space, the Vegas-style venue features 50 table games, 10 poker tables and 1,700 state-of-the art slot machines. From Live concerts featuring nationally-acclaimed country, rock and jazz artists, to performances by the nation’s hottest comedians, to the non-stop action of amateur MMA fights, Snoqualmie Casino is the Northwest’s premier venue for sports and entertainment. Five restaurants, three unique lounges and bars, and a plush cigar lounge round out the total entertainment experience. With unrivaled natural surroundings and majestic views of the Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie Casino offers classic elegance in a sophisticated Northwest setting. For additional information, visit www.snocasino.com.