Veteran CEO Wendell Long to Helm Snoqualmie Casino

Snoqualmie, WA - The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, owner and operator of Snoqualmie Casino, announced the appointment of Wendell Long as Chief Executive Officer. As CEO, Long leads over 1,000 employees at one of Seattle’s premier casinos.

Long has more than 30 years of strategic and operational experience working with the gaming and hospitality industry that includes 18 years of executive leadership with Native American casinos. He most recently served as the General Manager at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan, where he oversaw the development of a $30-million expansion project.

In Arizona at Casino Del Sol Resort in Tucson for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Long served as CEO during a $150-million expansion and renovation consisting of a 215-room hotel, 200,000 square-foot convention center, and signature spa and golf course. With the expansion, Casino Del Sol Resort became the first Forbes Four-Star property in Tucson and saw revenues and employment opportunities rise dramatically.

Long has a distinguished track record in developing casino properties from single-purpose gaming establishments to multi-venue resort properties. He has extensive experience in guest services, hospitality, finance, regulatory issues and process, and gaming compact negotiation. Long is passionate about tribal member development and has all the skills necessary to manage and grow Tribal businesses.

He earned a BA degree from the University of Connecticut. He holds an MBA degree from Heriot-Watt University (UK) and a law degree from Taft University. He is a member of the Great Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.