Seneca Gaming Corp. announced the company’s board of directors selected officers for 2021 at the annual meeting. The following members will serve as officers:
•Dr. Lori V. Quigley was reappointed as Chairwoman. Quigley earned a Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonaventure University, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from Fordham University. She has completed commissioner certification training level I, level II and level III through the National Indian Gaming Association. In addition to her role with the Seneca Gaming Corp. board of directors, she also serves on the board of directors for the National Indian Education Association, and on the board of the YWCA of Western New York. A longtime higher education professional, Quigley provides professional training seminars on social justice, critical race theory from a Native American lens, and multigenerational trauma resulting from the Native American residential school era.
•Terry L. Nephew, vice chairwoman, is serving her second three-year term on the Seneca Gaming Corp. board of directors. Nephew has worked in the gaming industry for over 10 years, including as assistant director with the Seneca Nation’s class II gaming operations, and as an inspector with the Seneca Gaming Authority. She has completed commissioner certification training level I, level II and level III, as well as master class training through the National Indian Gaming Association. A member of the Turtle Clan, Nephew resides on the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Territory.
•John Y. Waterman Jr., treasurer, served as chairman of the Seneca Gaming Authority from 2017-18 and previously worked within the casino regulatory operation from 2002-07. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University, Waterman has a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance, and a Master of Professional Leadership (MPL). He resides with his family on the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Territory.
•Geneva A. Locke, corporate secretary, is serving her first term on the corporation’s board of directors. With over 10 years of gaming and marketing experience, Locke has previously worked with both the Seneca Nation’s class II gaming operations and Seneca Gaming Corp., cultivating numerous business relationships within the gaming industry. She has completed commissioner certification training level I and level II through the National Indian Gaming Association, and serves on the patron governance board for the Iroquois Nationals Development Group. An active leader and champion of various causes in her community, Locke resides on the Seneca Nation’s Cattaraugus Territory with her family and is a member of the Wolf Clan.
The full membership of the Seneca Gaming Corp. board of directors is:
Dr. Lori V. Quigley, chairwoman
Terry L. Nephew, vice chairwoman
John Y. Waterman Jr., treasurer
Geneva A. Locke, corporate secretary
Allie R. George, director
Jay B. John, director
Natalie N. Stahlman, director
“We want to congratulate our new board officers on being selected by their colleagues for their leadership positions, and thank all of our board members for their dedication and service,” said Kevin Nephew, Seneca Gaming Corp. president and CEO. “The leadership and support of our board members has been especially impactful as we continue to successfully navigate the challenges presented by the global pandemic. We look forward to their continued partnership.”
Seneca Gaming Corp. is a wholly owned, tribally chartered corporation of the Seneca Nation of Indians, which operates the class III casino gaming properties. Since opening Seneca Niagara Casino in 2002, the corporation has built and invested in the community at large by providing three premier gaming and entertainment destinations in Western New York: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, as well as the award-winning championship Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston. Since 2002, the corporation has grown into one of the largest private sector employers in Western New York with over 3,000 employees across its three locations. For more information, visit SenecaGamingCorporation.com.