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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.
Kari Stout-Smith is the General Manager for Cache Creek Casino Resort and has over 25 years of extensive experience in the casino industry. In this episode, she provides valuable insight into the evolving casino industry, strategies for hiring the best talent, and finding the place that will allow you to stay true to yourself!
Andrew Bernstein, Hall of Fame Photographer and Illustrator of the Best Selling Book “The Mamba Mentality”
Bernstein's photography has appeared in thousands of newspapers and magazine covers worldwide, as well as significant advertising campaigns, for nearly forty years. He is a Hall of Fame photographer and arguably the best sports photographer ever.
Julie Uhrman, Co-Founder and President of Angel City Football Club, has had an extensive career as an entrepreneur with experience in investment banking, video and mobile gaming, technology, and now in direct-to-consumer entertainment with women’s soccer.
Stephen Lind, Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication at USC Marshall School of Business
Stephen Lind is an Associate Professor of Clinical Business Communication at USC's Marshall School of Business, where he teaches courses in business communication. His teaching encompasses strategic messaging, technology in touch, consulting, and refining speaking and writing skills for business contexts.
Heather Jimenez is the Learning & Development Manager for San Manuel and has dedicated over 13 years to team building, educational advancement, and employee retention. In this episode she discussed the power of self-awareness, how to build relationships to maximize team efforts, and her passion to serve others.
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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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