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Laura Stensgar named CEO of Coeur d’Alene Casino

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has named Laura Stensgar as chief executive officer of Coeur d’Alene Casino, following Francis SiJohn’s resignation last month.

Stensgar has served in a number of leadership positions at the casino, including director of marketing. Most recently, she served as acting director of the casino before assuming the role as CEO.

“Visionary leadership is a great tradition with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe,” Stensgar said in a statement. “I’ve learned from it and hope to add to it, to continue to be a good neighbor and a contributor of goodwill to the region.”

Stensgar, who holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Idaho, will be leaving her position in cultural tourism and public relations at the casino. She has been employed at the facility since it opened 25 years ago.

“The Tribal Council has a lot of confidence in Laura’s abilities,” James Allan, tribal chief and council vice chairman, said in a statement. “We have no doubt she will continue to run our resort at the top level we know she is capable of and that our guests have come to expect of us.”

Coeur d’Alene Casino, with more than 900 employees, has grown to a be resort destination with two hotel wings, a renovated gaming floor and event center, restaurants, a spa area and The Circling Raven Golf Course.

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