Conrad Granito, Jr. is General Manager of Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Wash., the largest tribal gaming operation in the Pacific Northwest. In this role, Granito is leading a multi-million dollar transformation of the locals casino into an anticipated Four Star destination resort. Set for a full reveal in 2021, the expansive project will add a 20,000-square-foot event center and 400-room luxury hotel as well as expanded gaming and dining options, among other amenities. The expansion and repositioning of Muckleshoot Casino is due to the unprecedented growth and profitability achieved over the last five years as well as the demands of an expanding market. Granito has more than 29 years of experience in developing strong economic foundations for Tribal Nations around the country. Prior to assuming his current role in June 2014, Granito served as General Manager of Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana. During his five-year tenure, he directed the significant expansion of the property’s footprint while increasing sustainability and profitability. A respected leader within the tribal gaming industry, Granito has held pivotal executive roles in tribal casinos and resorts across the nation, including Santa Ana Star Casino near Albuquerque (which achieved historic revenue highs under his management) and Sky Ute Casino Resort in southwest Colorado (which experienced record-setting increases in market share), among others. Granito also has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GameTech International, a global gaming technology company. He’s also lent his tribal expertise as a consultant on more than 58 gaming projects, ranging from feasibility studies to the establishing of internal controls. Granito is a life-long nature lover and enjoys spending time with his wife, their eight horses, five dogs, serval (a wild cat native to Africa), and mini mule. When he’s not hiking or horseback riding, you can find him doing projects around the house.