Casino names Taylor Assistant General Manager in training

Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum

The Sky Ute Casino Resort has promoted Andrea Taylor, a Southern Ute Tribal Member, as the Assistant General Manager in training.  She took on her new role on Sept. 4, 2020.

“I am grateful and excited for this new opportunity.  I have a long and hard road ahead of me, but with the support of our GM, AGM, and the Casino Management Team, we will all ensure the future success of the Casino,” stated Taylor.

Taylor has spent 38 years of her professional career working for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and 19 years at the Casino.  During her first years at Sky Ute Casino Resort, she learned all aspects of the business and worked in the majority of the gaming departments.  She was promoted to Director of Cultural Affairs and was in that position until she was hired on by the Tribe as the Director of Tribal Information Services in 2007.  Her love for the Casino remained strong, however, and she decided to return in 2015.  Before her promotion to AGM in training, she had been the Casino’s Career Development Program Manager since August 2016.

Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Fort Lewis College in 2005.  She also has an extensive business background and has sat on the Southern Ute Gaming Commission as member, Vice Chair, and Chair; the Ignacio Chamber of Commerce, as member Vice Chair, and Chair; Pine River Learning, as member and Vice Chair, and the Town of Ignacio Committee for Branding’s art project.  Taylor’s love of sports like basketball, volleyball, and softball has also led her to volunteer as an Assistant Basketball coach and Track Team shot put coach for the Ignacio High School.  She continues to play softball to this day.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Ms. Taylor in her new role.  Her outstanding work ethic and broad experience in gaming and marketing make her an ideal candidate for continued advancement as we work toward reopening the Sky Ute Casino Resort,” said Charley Flagg, General Manager.

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