AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Sam Askew has joined Northern Quest Resort & Casino as Executive Director of Resort Operations. With more than 32 years of experience developing destination properties, Askew will oversee all operational aspects of resort hospitality and guest experience including hotel, food and beverage, spa, retail, and transportation.
Askew previously worked as Executive Director of Resort Operations at Muckleshoot Casino, where he planned the development and launch of a 400-room luxury hotel originally set to open in 2022 and delayed by the global pandemic. At Muckleshoot, he was also responsible for food and beverage, retail, valet, and renovations to the casino floor. Prior to Muckleshoot, Askew worked in several leadership positions for other Washington state tribal properties, including the Suquamish, Tulalip and Squaxin Island Tribes. Key positions include time as the CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, the economic development arm of the Suquamish Tribe, and seven years as the General Manager/Vice President of Hospitality for Tulalip Resort Casino.