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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, January 3, 2022
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Announces New Sky Ute Casino Resort General Manager
Southern Ute Indian Reservation – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe announces Ms. Andrea Taylor as the new General Manager of the Sky Ute Casino Resort located on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation in Southwest Colorado. Taylor served as the Acting General Manager following the retirement of Mr. Charley Flagg in November. In this new role, Taylor will oversee the daily operations of the Sky Ute Casino Resort which includes gaming and entertainment options, a hotel, and three restaurants.
“I am thrilled to assume the responsibilities as the Sky Ute Casino Resort General Manager,” said Andrea Taylor. “After working on property for nearly two decades, I remain committed to providing an exceptional experience for our guests and maintain the legacy of the property as the top gaming and entertainment destination in the Four Corners region.”
Taylor began her career as a slot attendant at the Sky Ute Casino. Throughout her career, she has worked as the Property Shift Manager, Marketing Intern, Career Development Program (CDP) Manager, Assistant General Manager Trainee, and participated in the Casino’s CDP program on two occasions. She has also held a variety of positions within the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Permanent Fund including Tribal Information Services Director. She also established Taylor Private Security which was in operation from 2009 to 2020. Taylor has an Associates in General Studies from Pueblo Community College and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College.
“On behalf of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, we look forward to progress and more success during this new chapter under the leadership of Ms. Taylor. She had the opportunity to be mentored by the previous General Manager, Mr. Charley Flagg, and her efforts to learn quickly did not go unnoticed,” stated Chairman Melvin J. Baker. “Her education, experience, and training throughout these last two years will help her carry this responsibility. We wish her the best of luck in this endeavor and any challenges that come her way!”
Taylor has served on numerous community boards including Chairman and member of the Ignacio Chamber of Commerce and Southern Ute Gaming Commission. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, spending time with family and friends, working on agricultural projects, volunteering in her local community, and attending cultural events.
For more information about the Sky Ute Casino Resort, please visit us at skyutecasino.com or call (970) 563-7777.
About Sky Ute Casino Resort
Located close to Ignacio, Colorado on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Sky Ute Casino Resort, is the top gaming and entertainment destination in the Four Corners region. With 600 of the hottest slots in the Four Corners, craps, roulette, blackjack, bingo and more, it offers Las Vegas-style gaming in one of the most beautiful settings in the Country.
The Sky Ute Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and features 140-room luxury hotel, seasonal RV park, 24-lane bowling alley, video game arcade, 18-hole miniature golf course and outdoor playground, indoor pool, and fitness center. The property has multiple dining options including the award-winning Seven Rivers Steaks Seafood Spirits and Lounge, the Four Corners only authentic steakhouse.
Photo Credit | Lindsay J. Box