General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
Cache Creek Casino Resort
Kari Stout-Smith is the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer for Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA. Kari has over 21 years of marketing and casino operations experience in various leadership roles. She began her career in gaming at Barona Resort & Casino in San Diego, CA and worked her way through the ranks in various capacities including guest services, advertising, special events and casino marketing. Showing her versatility, Ms. Smith was recruited to serve as a Casino Manager involved in all facets of the resort gaming and guest experience from the main casino floor to the private casino and credits this opportunity as a turning point in her growth as a casino executive.
Her career has taken her to some of California’s premier properties culminating at Cache Creek Casino Resort where she is currently overseeing the resort in the midst of significant expansion. Ms. Smith holds a bachelor of science in business administration and marketing. In addition to her rewarding work in support of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation and a team of over 2,200 employees, Kari enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs. She’s an avid reader, loves attending live concerts, theatre events, pretty much any food festival she can find.
Executive Interview: Dennis Conrad Signature Series