The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians announced that Toni Pepper has been tapped to take on the role of chief information technology officer (CITO) and lead all information technology (IT) strategy and operations for San Manuel. As CITO, Pepper will report directly to the newly-appointed CEO Loren Gill and manage San Manuel's technology leadership team.

"Toni's track record managing enterprise IT strategy makes her the right person to fill the role of CITO for San Manuel," said Gill. "She is a strong leader and business partner, whom I look forward to working closely with to continue driving San Manuel's innovative IT initiatives."

Pepper joins San Manuel with 22 years of experience in gaming and hospitality and has served as San Manuel's interim CITO for the last nine months. In the CITO role, Pepper will provide vision and leadership to drive innovation, develop and implement IT initiatives for San Manuel. She will also be responsible for directing the planning and execution of enterprise IT solutions to provide the platform for scalable growth, improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and enterprise development.

"I look forward to leading the IT strategy alongside a great technology team for San Manuel," said Pepper. "I am thankful for the opportunity and excited to work closely with Loren and the rest of the team to implement technology initiatives that I anticipate will aid in propelling an overall growth for San Manuel."