Jamul Indian Village (JIV) of California, one of 13 federally recognized tribes that are part of the Kumeyaay Nation, will have a major role at this week’s Tribal Game Protection Network’s (TGPN) 2020 Women in Tribal Gaming Symposium.  

Taking place from February 25-27 at California’s Morongo Casino Resort & Spa (pictured), the TGPN Women in Tribal Gaming Symposium is an annual gathering of tribal government and gaming industry leaders from around the country.  

Presentations, offered in a wide variety of topics, are designed for gaming professionals committed to developing themselves professionally and leading their organizations.

Jamul Casino and JIV leadership will have a strong presence at the symposium. In addition to sponsoring the event at the Platinum level, JIV Chairwoman Erica M Pinto will offer the keynote address – “Leading Change and Overcoming Challenges” – on February 26. 

Frances Amado, Operations Manager for JIV, will be part of the panel titled “Personal Empowerment: Overcoming the Fears that Hold You Back” on February 27. Additional Jamul Casino and JIV tribal leadership will also be speaking on panels throughout the conference. 

Chairwoman Pinto has been involved with the JIV Tribal Council since 1997. In 2015, she was the first woman elected Chairwoman of the JIV, and has led the Tribe to make significant economic progress on its path to self-reliance. 

She stated: “It’s very rewarding being a part of the tribal gaming community.  There are so many exceptional women in tribal gaming leadership positions, and it’s truly an honor to be among their ranks.”