Raving has been a trusted gaming industry advisor over the past 19 years and has partnered with hundreds of gaming organizations as well as trained thousands of casino employees and executives worldwide. Next week, they are holding their 19th Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference, at Choctaw Casino, Durant, to a record attendance of over 300 tribal gaming executives and suppliers. 

At this well known industry event, President and Chief Strategist Dennis Conrad,  will announce his choice of Deana Scott as CEO of Raving effective February 1, 2017. Deana and her husband Brady Scott (an enrolled Coquille Tribal Member), will have the option to purchase Raving in one year.

During this time, Dennis will remain active in the business, with select consulting work and in an advisory role. This transition will also allow him more time to pursue his passion of advocating for the Notah Begay Foundation.

Dennis shares, “It is with great pleasure and excitement that I turn over the reins to one of the most talented gaming executives I know. There is no doubt that under Deana’s leadership, the Raving team will bring even more services to help our clients succeed. It’s pretty fantastic to build something such as Raving and know my vision, our vision, will continue in an even bigger way.”

Deana Scott is a patented inventor and owner of TOD Gaming, with 22 years of gaming executive management experience. She has spent a majority of her career focused in Tribal Gaming. She has held strategic positions as a General Manager and CMO with hands on experience in startup and expansion of business ventures. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Marylhurst University; a University of Nevada, Reno Gaming Management Certificate, a UNR Executive Development Certificate and recently completed an Executive & Professional Coaching Master’s Certificate from University of Dallas Texas.

“Having been a client and working partner with the Raving team over the past 15 years I am honored to lead this organization that has created a foundation of customized, no-nonsense solutions that work.  I look forward to expanding our services and continuing to partner with our clients to tackle the variety of issues facing them today and tomorrow.”

Raving is the most experienced full-service resource for the gaming & hospitality industry. Raving produces numerous educational conferences and publications including the aforementioned long running Indian Gaming National Marketing Conference. The company partners with casinos and gaming companies worldwide to strategically improve overall operations and profitability.