MEET THE TEAM

  • Brian Parrish, Interim Chief Executive Officer

    Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

    Brian Parrish was named Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) in February 2016.

    His role as COO at Navajo Gaming includes managing gaming and hospitality operations while structuring workforce growth and implementing the business plan for Navajo Gaming’s three properties in New Mexico and one casino resort in Arizona.

    Additionally, Parrish works with Navajo Gaming’s 1,400 employees to continue growing the multi-million dollar Navajo Gaming and Hospitality economy.

    Parrish brings more than 26 years of professional experience in the gaming and hospitality industry to his position at Navajo Gaming. The last 11 years have been dedicated to NNGE.  He previously served as CEO for two casinos, Quechan Casino in California and Paradise Casino in Arizona. Prior to that, he was COO and Member of the Management Board for Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in New Mexico.

    Parrish is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle and joins an already strong Navajo Gaming executive team that oversees operations for Twin Arrows Casino Resort, Fire Rock Navajo Casino, Northern Edge Casino and Flowing Water Navajo Casino.
     

  • Richard Williamson, Chief Financial Officer

    Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise

    Richard Williamson was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (Navajo Gaming) in September 2014.

    His role as CFO at Navajo Gaming includes overseeing financials for the multi-million dollar enterprise as well as providing financial leadership for Fire Rock Navajo Casino, Northern Edge Casino and Flowing Water Navajo Casino in New Mexico, as well as Twin Arrows Casino Resort in Arizona.

    Additionally, Williamson works to meet Navajo Gaming’s strategic financial goals and navigate future financial opportunities that are presented to the executive team.

    Williamson brings more than 30 years of professional financial experience in the gaming and hospitality industries to his new position at Navajo Gaming. He previously served as CFO for Quechan Casino Resort in Winterhaven, California and Paradise Casino in Yuma, Arizona. Prior to that, he was CFO for Trump 29/Spotlight 29 Casino in Coachella, California, where he increased annual company revenues for four consecutive years.

    Williamson’s financial expertise within the gaming industry allows Navajo Gaming to continue the dynamic growth it experienced its first six years of operations as well as providing continued revenues back to the Navajo Nation.