California: Sky River Casino names new president, executives ahead of planned Elk Grove resort expansion

California: Sky River Casino names new president, executives ahead of planned Elk Grove resort expansion

Article brief provided by The Sacramento Bee
  • Darrell Smith, The Sacramento Bee
September 1, 2023 3:30 PM
  • Darrell Smith, The Sacramento Bee

Wilton Rancheria this week named a new president of its Sky River Casino and members of its leadership team ahead of the Elk Grove casino’s planned expansion.

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Gaming industry veteran Michael J. Facenda moves into the new position from the Southern California desert, where he was senior vice president of Agua Caliente Cathedral City resort, the property owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Facenda has more than three decades of experience in the industry, according to Sky River officials, largely in operations and marketing, and as part of the development team at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.