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Next Level is a dedicated resource hub providing support, events and thought leadership to aspiring professionals at all levels. Powered by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, Next Level looks to help elevate your career by giving you exclusive insights from some of the most prominent industry leaders.
Chief Gaming Officer, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
CEO of Aristocrat Gaming
SVP of Global Partnerships, LA Dodgers
VP of Hotel Operations for Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel
VP of Economic Development at UNLV
Jan Jones Blackhurst
Former Mayor of Las Vegas
President of LaneTerralever
Giraldo - Chief Growth Officer at UrVenue
VP Head of Industry | Travel & Gambling for SXM Media
CEO of Light & Wonder
SVP Forbes Travel Guide, The Americas
President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles
Chief Commercial Officer at ocV!BE
Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Founder of The Tilt & Best-Selling Author
Private Investor & Longtime Boyd Gaming Executive
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.
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.
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.
Dominic Orozco is the President & CMO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos and has over 20 years of experience in casino marketing and operations.
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.
Kari Stout-Smith is the General Manager for Cache Creek Casino Resort and has over 25 years of extensive experience in the casino industry.
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Finding Success through Next Level
Controller | Gaming Properties
“I was on the fence about leaving a place where I felt content with where I was in my career. However, I recall listening to one of the Next Level panelists (Lori) talk about how we must accept new challenges in order to grow. Now, I can attest that Lori was right.”
Interactive Graphic Designer
“Through the panel discussions, I learned about the innovative culture at Yaamava'’ and their Next Level initiative that promotes innovative ideas from all team members. For me, continual improvement is an ongoing goal, so hearing “anyone can innovate” from an employer that values input from team members was very attractive from a career perspective.”
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