Named Executive of the Year by the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County in Washington


Brett Magnan, executive vice president of Tulalip Resort Casino in Washington, was named Executive of the Year by the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County.

The award follows Magnan’s seamless management of the high-end resort while promoting the Tulalip Tribe’s rich culture.  With a large role in the planning and construction of the $130 million facility, Magnan was honored based on his career success, community involvement, positive attitude and inspirational role for others.

“When I came here, I worked with the tribal leaders to create a facility that would reflect their long-time vision for promoting their culture and establishing a world-class resort destination,” said Brett Magnan.  “We’ve definitely accomplished that through an established Tulalip Hospitality culture that continues to exceed expectations.”

Magnan joined Tulalip Resort Casino in 2006 following his position as vice president of hotel operations at Green Valley Ranch & Spa in Henderson, Nev.  With over 20 years of hospitality experience, he previously held food and beverage and management positions at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Wash., Seattle’s Sorrento Hotel and the Westin in Seattle and San Francisco. 

Magnan spent his younger years living in hotels as his father was president and CEO of Westin Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.  This began his love for the industry and he then went on to earn a degree in hospitality and business management from Washington State University.