Akwesasne's general manager honored at G2E Emerging Leaders of Gaming reception

4 October 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Shannon Keel, General Manager at Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort, will be honored as one of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming at the 2017 Group and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Conference in Las Vegas on 4 October. Named by The Innovation Group and G2E, this prestigious award recognizes dynamic young professionals in the gaming industry. This year's honorees were "chosen from one of the strongest groups of nominees. . . since the program's inception," according to Michael Soll, President of The Innovation Group and organizer of Emerging Leaders of Gaming.

"Shannon came on board in December 2015, and since that time has been instrumental in making positive changes during struggling times with the Canadian market. Shannon has implemented innovative ideas to improve AMCR patron count and grow revenue by utilizing Canadian chips on table games and converting 10% of the gaming floor to Canadian currency-accepting machines," said Emily Lauzon, Assistant General Manager, who put forward the nomination.

Shannon will be adding this honor to her roster of over 12 years of casino management operations experience.

Lauzon continued, "Through Shannon's strong work ethic, research and analytic skills, she will continue to thrive in the gaming industry. Shannon is a strong proponent of creating partnerships within the gaming industry and local/regional/national businesses. In many ways, Shannon exceeds the challenging requirements and expectations for the award. Shannon's ambitions, intelligence and accomplishments complement precisely the stellar community of past recipients and make her highly deserving of the honor and opportunity bestowed by the Emerging Leaders of Gaming program."

The Group and Global Gaming Expo, presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA), is an annual convention bringing together professionals in the gaming industry, providing a space for collaboration, learning and networking about the latest in the field. This year's event will be held at the Sands Expo 3-5 October. The Emerging Leaders of Gaming Networking Reception will take place 4 October at The Opium Room in TAO at The Venetian Las Vegas.

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