has been promoted to chief financial officer for Cherokee Nation Entertainment


Cherokee Nation Entertainment, operator of Cherokee Casinos and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Okla.) has promoted Don LaBass to the position of chief financial officer. LaBass is responsible for all of CNE’s accounting and finance activities and oversees its information technology, compliance and purchasing and procurement departments. A Cherokee citizen, he joined CNE in 2005 as director of finance. He previously held senior financial positions with Gemstar-TV Guide Inc. and BOK Financial Corp. and served nine years in public accounting with KPMG. He is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Oklahoma.