LINCOLN CITY, OR – The Siletz Tribal Council has announced the appointment of Harold Baugus as General Manager of Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Baugus has over 30 years of gaming and resort experience, with 18 years at the executive level in Native American gaming. Previously, Baugus was the CEO of Isleta Resort and Casino where he successfully mentored a Pueblo of Isleta tribal member in taking over his position.
Baugus began in the casino industry in 1995 as a graveyard security officer at a sprung structure, and within nine years was CEO of Gila River Gaming Enterprises. Baugus also served as General Manager for Indian Head Casino and Sherwood Valley Rancheria before taking on the role as CEO with Isleta Resort and Casino.
“I am excited to be back in Oregon continuing my career at a casino resort with a high commitment to its team members and community,” said Baugus. “My goal is to enhance the executive management’s team focus on excellence in service to our guests and community.”