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E. Sequoyah Simermeyer

Chairman, National Indian Gaming Commission

E. Sequoyah Simermeyer

Sequoyah Simermeyer was appointed by the President to a three-year term after the United States Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination in November 2019. As chairman, he is responsible for the federal regulatory agency’s daily operations including its eight regional offices as well as its national and local training and technical assistance efforts. He has taken some bold steps as chairman and kicked off some impressive programs designed to benefit Native Americans and operators alike. He spoke with GGB Managing Editor Jess Marquez at the IGA trade show in San Diego in March.

Jess Marquez is the managing editor of Global Gaming Business. A lifelong Nevadan, Marquez has communications experience across multiple sectors, including local government. Prior to joining GGB, he was the communications and advertising director for a prominent personal injury law firm based in Las Vegas and Seattle. He also founded and hosted The Pair O’Dice Podcast, a weekly show that focused on sports betting news and predictions. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2019 with a B.A. in journalism. Outside of work, Marquez is passionate about professional sports, classic literature and leatherworking.

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