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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.

Previous Speakers

Peter Arceo

Peter Arceo

Chief Gaming Officer, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Hector Fernandez

Hector Fernandez

CEO of Aristocrat Gaming

Corey Norkin

Corey Norkin

SVP of Global Partnerships, LA Dodgers

Afsi Bird

Afsi Bird

VP of Hotel Operations for Yaamava' Resort & Casino at San Manuel

Bo Bernhard

Bo Bernhard

VP of Economic Development at UNLV

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Jan Jones Blackhurst

Former Mayor of Las Vegas

Andrew Parnell

Andrew Parnell

President of LaneTerralever

Tracee Nalewak

Tracee Nalewak

Giraldo - Chief Growth Officer at UrVenue

Laura Fernandez

Laura Fernandez

VP Head of Industry | Travel & Gambling for SXM Media

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

CEO of Light & Wonder

Jennifer Lodge - SVP Forbes Travel Guide, The Americas

Jennifer Lodge

SVP Forbes Travel Guide, The Americas

Alexis Ginas - President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles

Alexis Ginas

President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles

Bill Pedigo - Chief Commercial Officer at ocV!BE

Bill Pedigo

Chief Commercial Officer at ocV!BE

Toni Pepper - Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Toni Pepper

Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi

Founder of The Tilt & Best-Selling Author

Bob Boughner

Bob Boughner

Private Investor & Longtime Boyd Gaming Executive

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Video Library

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.

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.

watch now Founder, CEO & Principal Consultant of Global Gaming Advisors, LLC

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.

watch now VP of Accounting and Finance at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel

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.

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

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.

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

Kari Stout-Smith, General Manager of Cache Creek Casino Resort

Kari Stout-Smith is the General Manager for Cache Creek Casino Resort and has over 25 years of extensive experience in the casino industry.

watch now Kari Stout-Smith, General Manager of Cache Creek Casino Resort

Next Level Podcast

Episode 1

Peter Arceo
Yaamava' Resort & Casino General Manager

Join us as Peter Arceo gives insight to the casino industry for anyone from beginners to seasoned professionals.

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Leadership Learnings

Browse our blog for career advice and inspiring stories of success.

Dog
Creating Unforgettable Experiences at Every Paw Print
Featuring Shelley Parnell, Chief Experience Officer at Dogtopia
Drink
Brewing Success: The Art of Brand Collaborations in the Beverage Industry
Featuring Trevor Needle, Marketing Director at Four Peaks Brewing Company
Cards
Mastering the Game
Featuring Kari Stout-Smith, General Manager of Cache Creek Casino Resort

Finding Success through Next Level

Kathy Forester

Kathy Forester

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.”

Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

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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