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JOANNE ISRAEL HONORED AS EMERGING LEADER OF GAMING The Innovation Group Selects Joanne Israel, General Manager, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino BUFFALO, NY: (September 23, 2016) This week The Innovation Group and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) announced six worldwide gaming industry professionals to be honored as the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders of Gaming. Among them, Joanne Israel, General Manager, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. The honorees will be recognized during the G2E Global Gaming Expo at the Emerging Leaders of Gaming networking reception, open to all registered attendees, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:306:30pm at Tao Nightclub in The Venetian Las Vegas. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the Innovation Group in the 2016 class of Emerging Leaders of Gaming and to represent Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino and the Seneca Nation of Indians at the G2E.” said Joanne Israel, General Manager, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Joanne Israel joined Seneca Gaming Corporation in January 2011 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the Finance Department before being promoted to General Manager of Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in June 2016. She has served in various capacities throughout operations at all three casino properties and has more than 10 years of experience in finance. She is a graduate of Niagara University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and also holds an MBA in Business Administration Strategic Planning from Niagara University. “We are always excited to see our team members recognized for their efforts.”, said Audrey Oswell, Chief Operating Officer, Seneca Gaming Corporation, “Joanne embraces challenges and represents Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino well as an emerging leader in the gaming industry.” Emerging Leaders of Gaming are identified through an open call for nominations on the G2E website. Nominations were reviewed by event organizers and voted on by the 2016 event co-chairs John Connelly,
Chief Executive Officer of Interblock Gaming; Eileen Moore, Regional President of Caesars Entertainment; and Angela Heikes, Chief Operating Officer of SMSC Gaming Enterprise. Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is the international gaming trade show and conference by the industry and for the industry. G2E is for anyone working in gaming to see the latest products, learn the trends, and network with the Whoâ€™s Who. It offers a 360-degree view of the industry from slots and table games to igaming and food, beverage, and hospitality.