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John Tahsuda

Principal, Navigators Global

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As attention turns to the first Native American Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, John Tahsuda looks back on his time with Interior under the Trump administration where he served as principal deputy assistant secretary for Indian affairs and senior counselor to the secretary. Tahsuda, who previously served as a staff member on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, takes a deep dive into the inner workings of the department and how its wide oversight over many federal issues makes it sometimes difficult to navigate. He explains how the department truly impacts the lives of individual groups and citizens in the U.S. and tribal nations. And he reviews the challenges ahead for the Biden administration. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros from his home office in Washington D.C. in April.

Roger Gros is publisher of Global Gaming Business, the industry's leading gaming trade publication, and all its related publications. Prior to joining Global Gaming Business, Gros was president of Inlet Communications, an independent consulting firm. He was vice president of Casino Journal Publishing Group from 1984-2000, and held virtually every editorial title during his tenure. Gros was editor of Casino Journal, the National Gaming Summary and the Atlantic City Insider, and was the founding editor of Casino Player magazine. He was a co-founder of the American Gaming Summit and the Southern Gaming Summit conferences and trade shows. He is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win at Casino Gambling (Carlton Books, 1995), now in its fourth edition. Gros was named "Businessman of the Year" for 1998 by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce, and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Gaming Association in 2012.