For Immediate Release: Southern Ute Indian Tribe welcomes new Sky Ute Casino Resort General Manager


Melvin J. Baker, Chairman – 970.563.2320

Summer Begay, Communication Specialist– 970.563.2313



Southern Ute Indian Tribe welcomes new Sky Ute Casino Resort General Manager

Southern Ute Indian Reservation – The Southern Ute Indian Tribe warmly welcomes Mr. Thomas Frank as the new General Manager of the Sky Ute Casino Resort. Mr. Frank will be starting on April 3, 2024, following an impressive career of more than thirty years of experience in business development and casino operations spanning four states and three countries: Brazil, Peru, and Ecuador.

Throughout his career, Mr. Frank has played a key role in the development and implementation of over ten gaming start-up projects. This impressive track record includes work with the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe of California, Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation, and at the Dakota Sioux Casino.

As General Manager, Frank will oversee the daily operations of the Sky Ute Casino Resort and all its amenities, including gaming and entertainment, hotel, restaurants, conference center, and bowling. “We believe his extensive experience and proven leadership will be instrumental in driving positive change and will continue Sky Ute Casino Resort’s legacy as the premier entertainment destination in Southwestern Colorado,” said Chairman Melvin J. Baker.

Echoing this sentiment, Mr. Frank expressed, “I am incredibly honored to step into this role as the General Manager. The legacy of excellence at Sky Ute Casino Resort is truly inspiring.  Together, we will keep the excitement rolling for our guests and ensure this resort continues to be a leader in hospitality and gaming for years to come.”

Please join Tribal Council in welcoming Mr. Frank. Thank you for your continued patronage and support during this transition. For more information, please contact Tribal Council Affairs at 970-563-2313.


-Summer Begay, Communication Specialist