The Lummi Commercial Company Board of Directors announced that Frank Cornett will takeover next month as CEO of the Silver Reef Hotel, Casino & Spa.
Cornett started at the casino on April 1. He is working closely with current CEO Harlan Oppenheim, who is retiring in May, according to a press release.
Cornett has worked in the gaming industry since the early 1980s and has held management and executive positions at casinos in Las Vegas; Coachella, California; and Ocean Shores, Washington. Cornett taught as an adjunct faculty member in the Northwest Indian College’s Tribal Casino and Hospitality Management Program from 2009 to 2013, a position that the press release called Cornett’s favorite job so far.
Oppenheim, the departing CEO, guided the Silver Reef Casino for the last 13 years, through its grand opening and six major expansions.