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In a constantly changing world it is important to pivot and adapt. Hear from leaders who will provide strategic insight on what is changing in consumer behavior and how you can be prepared.
Chief Growth Officer
Chief Operating Officer at AEG
Owner & CEO of Riester Ad Agency
VP of Entertainment Operations at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
When you’re ready for your next career step, you need to know what matters most to hiring managers. Hear from this panel of leaders on the things that can make you standout when looking for advancement.
Director of the CGU Tribal Program
VP of Enterprise Risk Management & Operations at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
VP of Operational Administration at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Director of Learning and Development at San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
One of the most common questions from candidates to hiring managers is, “what is the culture like?”. This panel will unpack everything that goes into building a team culture and what is required for sustainability.
CEO American Gaming Systems
President of iHeart Media, Los Angeles Region
Director of Slot Operations, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
VP of Table Games, Yaamava’; Resort & Casino at San Manuel
This panel is for anyone thinking about getting their foot in the door of the casino & hospitality industry or early in their career. The panel will discuss lessons learned, things they wish they knew early in their career and general tips to make the most out of your early years.
SVP of Casino Finance, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
VP of Food & Beverage, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
VP of Strategic Marketing, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
Director of Sports Wagering & Interactive Gaming, San Manuel Band of Indians
To solve business challenges we have all are required to collaborate with experts outside of our field. This panel will take the deep dive on all things partnerships.
LA Dodgers VP of Global Partnerships
CEO of Marketing Results
GM of Yaamava’’ at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel
SVP of Analytics and Innovation at Navigate
Three Tips Series
Real stories and insights from professionals in under 15 minutes.
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Director of Talent Acquisition Jasmine Takeshita shares the most insightful tips she’s learned from interviewing entry level to senior candidates on how to create career success.
Yaamava’’ Resort & Casino’s VP Enterprise Risk Management Lance Ewing shares three tips on bringing out the natural leader within you.
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s Director of Executive Communication Kyle Anderson shares his three tips on how to leverage visuals to create a more impactful, memorable message.
Yaamava’ Resort & Casino’s VP Department of Public Safety Brandon Jones shares his three tips on how to keep providing value through the year no matter what department you work in.
Next Level Show
Tap into the best minds in Casino, Hospitality, Tribal Government and more!
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.
Melanie Johnson has had an expansive career across hospitality as a people-first leader. Serving most of her career in operations, Melanie brings a unique perspective on the role of HR and how leaders can be successful in today's environment.