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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.

Christopher Justice, Former CEO at Pavilion Payments

Christopher Justice, former Chief Executive officer at Pavilion Payments, has over 29 years of experience as an executive leader and board member in information technology, payment systems, and strategy development.

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Simon Fothergill, Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Simon Fothergill, Chief Information Technology Officer at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians shares his insights from his 25 years of experience in IT in the casino gaming and hospitality industries.

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Lauren Bates, President and Board Chair at Global Gaming Women

Lauren Bates, President and Board Chair at Global Gaming Women, has over 17 years of experience in the gaming industry with the majority of her career spent at Konami Gaming.

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Jennifer Anthony, Senior Vice President of Property Marketing at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel

Jennifer Anthony, Senior Vice President of Property Marketing at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino at San Manuel shares insights from her 20 years of experience in the casino and hospitality industry in financial planning, analytics, and marketing.

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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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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.

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Featuring Michael Ganton, VP of Facilities & EVS at Yaamava’ Resort and Casino

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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