HomePublicationsNewsletter ArchiveVolume 24Issue 9NEW CIO IS NAMED FOR THE GUN LAKE TRIBE

On March 7, 2018, The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (Gun Lake Tribe) announced the addition of a key management position within the tribal government organizational structure.  J. Kevin Bassett was hired as the Tribe’s first-ever Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Mr. Bassett will manage information technology and staff within tribal government, casino operations, and the tribal gaming commission.  He brings a diverse skill set to the Tribe that includes experience in military, corporate and gaming operations.

Mr. Bassett’s career began in the U.S. Navy in 1986 where he trained, and eventually lead, sonar operation teams.  He was highly decorated, achieving the position of Sonar Technician, First Class.  Mr. Bassett also has 20 years of business technology experience including corporate and pharmaceutical IT positions.  He received his B.S. Computer Science degree from University of Hawaii.

For the past 6 years, Mr. Bassett served as the Director of Information Technology at the Gun Lake Casino. During this time, the IT department retained 100% of its team members, improved efficiency, and reduced costs across many department contracts and functions.

“We are pleased to announce the hiring of Kevin Bassett as the Tribe’s first-ever Chief Information Officer,” said Scott Sprague, Tribal Chairman.  “Kevin’s successful tenure at the Gun Lake Casino, and his impressive resume, provides the tribal government with technological expertise needed to achieve the advancements we are planning for the future.”


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