Phillip E. Haugen has been appointed general manager of the Northern Quest Resort & Casino, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians gaming facility located in Spokane, Wash. He had been serving as acting GM since December 2010 and has been employed at the property since 2000.

Haugen, a Kalispel Tribal member, has been an employee of Northern Quest Resort & Casino since it opened more than ten years ago. He was one of the Tribe’s first members to earn a college degree and now helps mentor other tribal members and resort employees.