FORT HALL, ID – Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Ray Barlow has been appointed as CEO of the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel by the Fort Hall Business Council. “We congratulate Ray and are pleased that he is ready to step into this leadership position,” said Chairman Devon Boyer. “There were a variety of excellent candidates, and overall the council felt Ray was selected to meet the gaming challenges during this pandemic.” Barlow joined the gaming enterprise in 2016, starting on the cashier team and then moving into the revenue audit department.
“I am grateful for the opportunity the Fort Hall Business Council has given me and the stewardship that I am entrusted to,” said Barlow. “I am excited to be part of the big things the tribe is doing. By remembering who I am as a tribal member and where I come from, I plan to lead with and teach true principles that harbor and create measurable success.”
Barlow takes over the office held in interim by Executive Hotel Director Colista Eagle of Fort Hall. “We are grateful that Colista has carried the organization during what may be considered the toughest period in the gaming enterprise history and was able to maintain leadership until the recent selection of a CEO,” said Chairman Devon Boyer. “We thank her for her service to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.”
Barlow is a graduate of Idaho State University and holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration Management and Accounting.