Tribal Council Chairman Homer A. Mandoka recently announced Chief Executive Officer Brian Decorah has been named president at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek, Michigan. Decorah succeeds R. Bruce McKee, who retired at the end of 2015 after serving seven years with the operation.
An enrolled member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Decorah joined FireKeepers in 2013 as senior vice president and became chief executive officer in July 2015. Previously, he was general manager at North Star Mohican Casino Resort in Bowler, Wisconsin and general manager at two Ho-Chunk Gaming casinos, also in Wisconsin. He also served in marketing, compliance and business development capacities and held executive positions at Cliff Castle Casino in Camp Verde, Arizona and Seneca Gaming Corporation in western New York.