Lisa Wamego is the newly appointed Gaming Commissioner #1. A Swearing-In Ceremony took place on April 26, 2018, marking the beginning of her term. Wamego’s term will end in 2021.
The position of Gaming Commissioner #1 became vacant in March 2018, with the removal of Dorothy Kiyukan. Title XII, which governs the Gaming Commission provides the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Council the authority to appoint another person for the balance of the term. The PBPN Tribal Council appointed Wamego to the position after holding interviews with a pool of qualified applicants.
Wamego has 21 years of gaming experience with the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. Her gaming career began when she assisted with the establishment of the temporary casino, and for the next 20 years worked as the Casino Controller. In that capacity, Wamego was responsible for the cashiering and count room establishing acceptable accounting procedures and internal controls, along with assuring all external and internal regulations were met, all with the primary goal to safeguard the assets of the company.
Wamego had recently transitioned from the Prairie Band Casino and Resort to work for the Nation as the Chief Financial Officer.
“This is an exciting time for our Nation. I look forward to being part of the casino expansion and ensuring communication between the PBPN Gaming Commission, the Tribal Council and our membership,” stated Wamego.
Wamego joins Rey Kitchkumme, Gaming Commissioner #2/Chairman and Joe Mitchell, Gaming Commissioner #3.