With nearly three decades of experience in the gaming industry and extensive time spent at various Harrah’s properties since 1993, Barrett aims to guide Harrah’s Resort SoCal forward as the leading casino and resort in Southern California.
Harrah’s Resort Southern California announced the appointment of Jill Barrett to Senior Vice President and General Manager. With nearly three decades of experience in the gaming industry and extensive time spent at various Harrah’s properties since 1993, Barrett aims to guide Harrah’s Resort SoCal forward as the leading casino and resort in Southern California. In her new role, Barrett will oversee the property’s operations, ensuring the Funner experience is celebrated top to bottom with guests and Team Members alike.
“On behalf of the Rincon Tribe, we are ecstatic to have Jill Barrett serve as the new General Manager for Harrah’s Resort SoCal,” stated Chairman Bo Mazzetti of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. “Ms. Barrett has proven to be a trusted leader who consistently delivers results. Over the years, she has demonstrated the ability to lead and manage operations and we are beyond confident in her experience. We look forward to continuing to work with her in this new role.”
Barrett joined Harrah’s Resort SoCal as the Vice President of Finance in 2008, since then she has been a beloved leader for more than 13 years. She even stepped in as the interim General Manager for three months in 2020, leading the property through an incredibly challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to her time at Harrah’s Resort SoCal, Barrett was the Director of Finance at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and also spent time at Harrah’s Reno. Her exemplary leadership skills have awarded her the Caesars’ Excellence in Leadership Award in 2019 and this year’s Leadership Award from the North San Diego Business Chamber. She is accredited with being a savvy financial player within Caesars Entertainment, as well as a premier team leader. Her diverse experience in finance, operations, employee engagement, expansion and strategy speak to her unparalleled ability to guide the resort. She has been with the property for many of its milestones within recent history, including a $160 million expansion project; the debut of Funner, California; and a celebrity mayoral campaign.
“I am thrilled to embark on this next chapter with a property and resort team that I hold so near and dear to my heart,” said Barrett. “It’s such an exciting time at the resort with various projects and developments underway, and I look forward to playing an integral part in the effort to make Harrah’s Resort SoCal better than ever, all while emboldening the spirit of Funner that lives inside us all.”
Barrett has lived in Temecula with her wife, Karen, for 26 years. In her spare time, she loves to golf, ski, read books, do jigsaw puzzles and go for daily walks. She’s also a die-hard fantasy football player.
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