Michael J. Facenda Named President of Sky River Casino

ELK GROVE, CA – Michael J. Facenda has been named the President for Sky River Casino by the Wilton Rancheria Tribe and their manager Boyd Gaming Corporation of Las Vegas. 

Facenda joins Sky River with over 35 years of experience in the gaming industry with an extensive background in operations and marketing. He has held numerous leadership positions in the gaming industry including Assistant General Manager, Vice President & General Manager, and most recently as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Agua Caliente’s Cathedral City property in Southern California. Facenda was also a member of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa development and opening team in Atlantic City.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience to lead the Sky River team,” said Chris Gibase of Boyd Gaming. “His insight into guest services and team member relationships are paramount to drive the success of the property well into the future. Michael joins at an amazing time for the property. With the properties first year anniversary in August, he is able to lead the team and strive to build the Sky River property into a resort that the tribe and greater Elk Grove community will be proud of.”