ROHNERT PARK, CA – Graton Resort & Casino has announced the appointment of Lana Rivera as President, a new role to the organization. Rivera has been General Manager since 2019.
An enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Tribe, Rivera is responsible for overseeing all business functions – from marketing to operations to food and beverage services. She is also spearheading the recently announced $1 billion property expansion. She will continue to report directly to Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.
“Lana has driven both growth and loyalty at Graton,” said Chairman Sarris. “We have the best team members in the business largely because of Lana’s leadership. I’m thrilled that she’s spearheading our property expansion, which will allow us to serve our guests with additional entertainment and amenities as we give back to our community.”
Prior to joining Graton, Rivera spent 15 years as General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK (Cherokee Nation Entertainment). She began her career as a card game dealer for Harrah’s Casino in Joliet, IL, in the 1990’s.
“Graton Resort & Casino is a special place, and I’m happy to lead this incredible team into the next phase of our development,” said Rivera. “It’s vital to me that our business reflects our mission to operate as a community partner and also provide the highest quality experience for guests.”
Rivera is a graduate of the University of Nevada – Reno’s executive development program for strategic leadership in the gaming industry.