August 25, 2022 7:15 PM
Baugus has over 30 years of gaming and resort experience, with 18 years at the executive level in Native American Gaming, according to a release from Chinook Winds Casino.
Previously, Baugus was the CEO of Isleta Resort and Casino where he successfully mentored a Pueblo of Isleta Tribal Member in taking over his position.
Baugus has a bachelor’s degree in management/ hospitality. He started his journey in the casino industry in 1995 as a graveyard security officer at a sprung structure, and within nine years was CEO of Gila River Gaming Enterprises. Baugus also served as General Manager for Indian Head Casino and Sherwood Valley Rancheria before taking on the role as CEO with Isleta Resort and Casino.