Jesse B. McDaniel, Jr., an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, has been named Assistant General Manager of Muckleshoot Casino. In assuming this position, McDaniel becomes the first Muckleshoot Indian Tribal member to attain the title.
Over the past five years, McDaniel served as a Tribal Business Leader at Muckleshoot Casino in which he immersed himself in the business operations of Marketing, Finance, Support Operations, and Information Technology.
McDaniel views his new role as one of stewardship for the generations to come.
“I would like all Tribal members, as well as our 1,700-member workforce, to know I am here to help them reach their goals and grow as we move into the future,” states McDaniel. “You can do whatever you put your mind to; you’ve got to work hard, but it’s here for you. The future of Muckleshoot Casino is never-ending.”
This achievement is not the first for McDaniel. In 2003, he was elected to the Muckleshoot Tribal Council for a three-year term.
McDaniel’s path to Assistant General Manager included leadership roles as Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director, respectively, with the Muckleshoot Tribal Gaming Agency. Most recently, he served as interim General Manager of Muckleshoot Bingo.
“Over the past 20 years, Jesse McDaniel has played a key role in the success of the Tribe’s gaming operations,” cites Muckleshoot Tribal Chair Jaison Elkins. “His accomplishments and a strong commitment to retaining our position as the region’s premier entertainment destination is a source of great pride for the Muckleshoot Tribe.”
McDaniel lends his business acumen to Muckleshoot Casino’s executive team at a time of monumental change. A sweeping expansion project will add a 20,000-square-foot event center and 400-room luxury hotel tower to the casino along with expanded gaming and dining options, among other amenities. The full transformation will be unveiled in 2021.
The above is a press release from the Muckleshoot Casino. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.