For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Mavis Harris
Emerging Leaders of Gaming Named St. Paul
Region Director Shawnna Castellano as a 40 under 40 Award Recipient
WASHINGTON, DC, Tuesday, November 5, 2019 – National Indian Gaming Commission’s St. Paul Region Director Shawnna Castellano was named a 2019 honoree of the Emerging Leaders of Gaming 40 under 40 award. The award was presented by the Emerging Leaders of Gaming (ELG) and Global Gaming Business magazine. The Innovation Group (TIG) designed the Emerging Leaders of Gaming program to provide ongoing networking and career advancement opportunities that propel next-generation executives toward future senior-level and C-suite management positions.
“It's an honor to be recognized as one of the Emerging Leader of Gaming 40 under 40. I am grateful to be part of an industry built by passion, supported by inspiring leaders and talented teams who are bonded by a shared passion for the success of the Indian Gaming Industry,” said Shawnna Castellano.
“We would like to congratulate Ms. Castellano on this honor,” said Vice Chair Kathryn Isom-Clause. “We are proud of her excellent work and contributions to Indian Country and the gaming industry.”
Ms. Castellano received her award at the Emerging Leaders of Gaming Cocktail Event during G2E at the SUSHISAMBA on October 16. Global Gaming Magazine has published the full ELG 40 under 40 list in a featured article for its November issue.
The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act created the National Indian Gaming Commission to support tribal self-sufficiency and the integrity of Indian gaming. The NIGC has developed four initiatives to support its mission including (1) To protect against anything that amounts to gamesmanship on the backs of tribes; (2) To stay ahead of the Technology Curve; (3) Rural outreach; and (4) To maintain a strong workforce within NIGC and with its tribal regulatory partners. NIGC oversees the efficient regulation of 520 gaming establishments operated by 247 tribes across 29 states. The Commission’s dedication to compliance with the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act ensures the integrity of the growing $33.7 billion Indian gaming industry.