Raquel Buari has been promoted by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds Casinos to the role of executive vice president of administration.

Raquel Buari

Buari is a citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, and is the first female executive to serve in her most recent role of senior vice president of human resources.

Other roles she has had at Four Winds Casinos include legal affairs administrator, director of compliance, director of legal affairs, vice president of compliance and senior vice president of human resources and compliance. 

Buari was named to Global Gaming Business’ international class of 40 under 40 in 2018 and the Michiana 40 under 40 class of 2022.

“In addition to being a long-time member of our casino operations team with a tenure of 16 years, Raquel has demonstrated diverse and valuable expertise in the areas of regulatory management, compliance, policy and procedure, ethics, and law,” said Mary Smith, chief operating officer of Four Winds Casinos.

Buari said: “I would like to thank Mary Smith and the Pokagon Gaming Authority for recognising my contributions and their confidence in my ability to serve on the casino operations team in this expanded capacity.  I look forward to continuing my service to my tribe and supporting the long-term success of Four Winds Casinos.”