Lincoln, CA – The United Auburn Indian Community, owners of Thunder Valley Casino Resort, announced the hiring of several new managers and executives. The new team members include Vice President of Player Development John Comeau, Vice President of Information Technology George Cvek and nine other key employees.


 Comeau joins Thunder Valley from the Seminole Casino in Florida, where he was Head of the Player Development Department. Comeau has worked at several other casinos across the United States including the Foxwoods & MGM Grand in Mashantucket, Connecticut and the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Comeau also served 14 years in the Army Reserve and National Guard as a non-commissioned officer. 


 Cvek brings over 20 years of information and technology experience to his position at Thunder Valley. Prior to Thunder Valley, Cvek was Vice President of Information Technology at Pearl River Resort in Philadelphia, Missouri, where he oversaw IT solutions for a property with two hotels, three casinos, a water park, a gas station, and two PGA golf courses.


 Also hired over the past few months are Director of Player Development Samuel Tillman, Director of Hotel Operations Lisa Wilson, Director of Security Michael Burke, Director of Food & Beverage Manny Dos Santos, who was promoted from High Steaks Manager to assume his new role, Hotel Manager Micael Jeffries, High Steaks Manager Jenkins Davis, Fast Food Manager Travis Turner, Employment Manager Thomas McKinnon and Administrative Assistant Jacqueline Benecke.  


“We are thrilled to welcome these talented individuals, along with their ideas and expertise, to the Thunder Valley Team,” said Dawn Clayton, General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort. “Our employees are an integral part of what makes Thunder Valley Casino Resort so successful and our new team members join a team that is intent on providing an outstanding gaming and entertainment experience at Thunder Valley.”

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