HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveNewslettersVolume 21Issue 22FireKeepers Announces Year-End Retirement of Long-Time President R. Bruce McKee

On July 1, 2015, FireKeepers Casino Hotel announced that its long-time President R. Bruce McKee is beginning a succession plan in advance of his retirement. McKee has been President of the property since May of 2008.

According to a press release, McKee will remain with the casino through the end of 2015 when he will retire. He has been with the property since its initial opening and credited by the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi (“Tribe”) as a key source of the property’s success.

“It’s been an honor and a privilege to be associated with FireKeepers Casino Hotel and the [Tribe]. I will never forget the many milestones and accomplishments we have achieved at FireKeepers and have many memories established here in Battle Creek over the past seven years,” stated McKee.

Tribal Council Chairman Homer A Mandoka added, “[f]rom day one at FireKeepers Casino, McKee was responsible for all facets related to the opening and operating of the facility....His vast experience and positive personality created a path to success as the casino and employer of choice in the state of Michigan.”

The Tribe also announced that Brian D. Decorah, current Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager, will act as CEO of FireKeepers Casino and Hotel. Decorah has been with the property since 2013 and has previously held executive positions with gaming properties in Wisconsin, Arizona, and New York.



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