Odawa Casino Welcomes New Marketing Director

June 28, 2016

Odawa Casino is pleased to announce Mrs. Heather Ohuafi as its new Director of Marketing.

She has been the Assistant Director of Marketing for Oneida Casino in Wisconsin for the past 13 years overseeing a team of Marketing professionals who support three primary casino locations and three outlet locations within a fifteen mile radius. Mrs. Ohuafi has experience in casino promotions, direct mail, tour operations and community relations. She has found success with various marketing strategies, most recently increasing net profit through strategic player reinvestment while utilizing database marketing. She has over 18 years of experience in Marketing and has been a Marketing Instructor at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Mrs. Ohuafi will be joining the Odawa Casino Resort Team on July 18, 2016.

Mrs. Ohuafi received her Bachelor's degree in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay and a Master's degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband.
"This is a great opportunity for Odawa Casino and its Marketing team to have such a qualified candidate to lead Odawa Casino in a positive direction," said Eric McLester, General Manager of Odawa Casino. "I would like to welcome her to the Odawa Casino family and to Northern Michigan!"

Owned and operated by the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, the $140 million Odawa Casino in Petoskey opened in June, 2007 and features 1,200 slot machines, 25 table games, Poker Room, several restaurants, gift stores, a nightclub and a 137 room hotel. Odawa Casino Mackinaw opened in May 2016 and features 120 exciting multi-game electronic bingo terminals.

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