Snoqualmie Casino adopts Tribal Succession Plan; places first enrolled member in executive management

SNOQUALMIE, WASH. (October 21, 2019) – Snoqualmie Casino recently appointed Snoqualmie Tribe member, Ron Enick as Director of Table Games. Ron is the first Snoqualmie Tribe member to earn a senior executive level position as part of Snoqualmie Casino’s newly adopted Tribal Succession program. “The goal of our tribal succession program is to proactively prepare our members to qualify and earn placement into positions of increased responsibility,” says Robert de los Angeles, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman. “Most importantly, our tribal succession strategy provides a transparent and inclusive approach that includes all affected parties in every step in that process.”

Preparing tribal members for leadership positions has been one of the Tribe’s core values since Snoqualmie Casino opened its doors in 2008. The extensive Tribal Development program aims to train and mentor Snoqualmie Tribe members by equipping them for leadership within all areas of the casino. “It’s an honor to play a part in the development of the next generation of tribal leaders,” says Takako Wright, Tribal Development Manager (who is also an enrolled member of the Snoqualmie Tribe). “The personal investment we provide to our team members prepares them not only for leadership here at the casino, but also for success in all aspects of their lives.”

Ron’s appointment comes during a significant time for the Tribe. This past October marked the 20 year anniversary of the federal re-recognition of the Snoqualmie Tribe. Ron Enick’s tenure with Snoqualmie Casino dates back to the opening. Ron remembers when the Snoqualmie Tribe gained their re-recognition status. “We decided as a group that gaming was going to be the most effective way to provide a sustainable future for our tribe.” Prior to joining the opening team at Snoqualmie Casino, Ron helped launch table games at Tulalip Casino in 1992, starting as a dealer and working his way up to shift manager. He then supplemented his work experience with a degree in Business Administration from Green River College and various certifications including UNLV’s Executive Development Program’s Strategic Leadership in the Gaming Industry certification, positioning himself to help lead the table games department when Snoqualmie Casino opened in 2008.

“Ron has been preparing for this role, with mentorship from our prior director, Linda Smith, since our doors opened,” said Snoqualmie Casino President and CEO Brian Decorah (member of the Ho-Chunk Tribe). “His commitment to the casino and the tribe will enhance both the team member and guest experience for years to come, and we couldn’t be more pleased to have him lead our table games operation.”

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