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Lucky Eagle CEO ready for the future

The Chehalis Tribe officially “I am humbled and honored to represent the the Boys & Girls Club, Big
announced Lisa Miles as the Chehalis Tribe in this new role during this increasingly Brothers Big Sisters or United
new Chief Executive Officer competitive market.” – LISA MILES, LUCKY EAGLE CASINO & HOTEL CEO Way. “It’s very important for us
for Lucky Eagle Casino & to embrace the community. In
Hotel. She has been serving addition to donating our time,
as the interim we also donate labor or our
CEO since throughout her career. The build relationships with guests facilities so these organizations
February culture at Lucky Eagle Casino through its team members. can keep more of their profits
after former & Hotel is what has kept her “We believe that’s what for their organization” Lisa
CEO John on board. Team members makes Lucky Eagle Casino said.
Setterstrom and the Chehalis Tribe make & Hotel different,” Lisa said.
left the casino. the job enjoyable. In 2015, “We maintain a high level of “I am humbled and honored
Lisa has a Lisa was named Financial guest service and a personal to represent the Chehalis
28-year career Executive of the Year by connection with our guests Tribe in this new role during
in finance Lisa Miles the Business Examiner for that’s hard to come by and this increasingly competitive
outstanding fiscal leadership ultimately why they return. market. My finance and
and Native and asset management. With the commitment of analytical background will
American gaming. She worked the Chehalis Tribal Business assist to maximize profits
for Ernst & Young’s Chicago “Lisa Miles was the Committee, Executive Team to enhance the long-term
office for several years before obvious choice for CEO. and the Lucky Casino & sustainability of the Chehalis
beginning her gaming career Her experience, talents and Hotel staff, we will continue Tribe. It is also my priority
with Bally Entertainment relationships are suited to to be a unique and warm as Chief Executive Officer
Corporation. lead the Lucky Eagle Casino environment for our guests.” to strengthen and enrich
She began her tenure at & Hotel. We are confident the Chehalis tribal member
Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel that she will take the casino Lisa indicated the Chehalis development initiative. I could
as chief financial officer in in a new direction while Tribe and Lucky Eagle not accomplish any of these
1996. Although she left after a maintaining a superior guest Casino & Hotel value the goals without the help and
couple of years to pursue other experience,” said Chehalis relationship with our local support of the Chehalis Tribe
opportunities, she returned in Tribe Chairman Harry communities and they value and all team members at the
2002 as chief financial officer Pickernell, Sr. us. Chief Collaboration Officer Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel.
and remained in that job until Rodney Youckton and other We have come a long way, and
she moved into the interim The casino’s dedicated Executive Team members I personally extend a huge
CEO position. staff is what makes this lead by example and sit on thank you for the opportunity
Lisa was mentored by establishment so successful. local nonprofit boards such as to lead our 750-member team
knowledgeable executives The company strives to create Community Youth Services, each and every day,” Lisa said.
memorable experiences and

HR leaders discuss industry trends, safety

Human resources The Human Resources Roundtable Summit brought together industry professionals.
professionals have the
important tasks of recruiting north of here in Washington. under the current federal Participants enjoyed
and hiring employees, This year’s roundtable administration and training connecting with one another
conducting orientation and about safety issues in the and were treated to a delicious
training, sharing benefits focused on discussions about workplace when faced with salmon dinner prepared by
information and retaining HR industry trends, such as emergency situations. Chehalis tribal members.
workers. pending health care reform

Lucky Eagle Casino &
Hotel hosted more than 20
HR professionals from all
over the Northwest for a
Human Resources Roundtable
Summit from July 17-19.

The roundtable event
originated in 1996 with many
Oregon casino directors
meeting to network.

The group evolved into
including tribal government
and enterprise HR
professionals. Through the
years, the group connected
with neighboring tribes to the
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