Tribal gaming executive Cook Macarro joins All-in Diversity Project

Tribal gaming executive Cook Macarro joins All-in Diversity Project

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Posted by News Team
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Advisory board strengthened by appointment of first tribal gaming member

Holly Cook Macarro, a partner at Spirit Rock Consulting, has been named the latest member of the board of the All-in Diversity Project, an initiative to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the gaming sector. 

Cook Macarro joins industry veterans including Caesars Entertainment’s executive vice president of public policy and corporate responsibility Jan Jones Blackhurst, National Casino Forum chief executive Tracy Damestani and iGaming consultant Sue Schneider on the All-in Diversity Project’s advisory board.

She has significant political and legislative experience in American Indian affairs, serving as a federal lobbyist and advocate for tribal clients since 2001, covering areas such as gaming, self-governance, tax issues and law enforcement matters. 

“We couldn’t be more honoured to have Holly Cook Macarro join All-in’s Advisory Board,” All-in Diversity Project co-founder Kelly Kehn said. “From day one, we’ve understood that ‘diversity’ means having everyone at the table and the Native American casinos are a significant piece of our industry. Holly’s wealth of experience working in this sector as well as her advocacy diversity will be invaluable to the work we do going forward.”

Kehn’s co-founder Christina Thakor-Rankin said the project’s success depended on it bringing together key players from across the global betting and gaming sector. 

“The US gambling sector would not be what it is today without the Native American Indian Tribes – we could not envisage a scenario where those who had played such an instrumental role in shaping an industry which is inextricably linked to the culture and iconography of modern day America, were not represented at the highest level in this initiative,” Thakor-Rankin explained. “We believe that the Tribes are as critical to the future of the industry as they have been to its past and cannot stress enough how incredibly fortunate we are that this representation comes in the form of one of the most knowledgeable, experienced and insightful individuals in the industry.”

Cook Macarro added: “I look forward to joining the prestigious members of the advisory board for the All-In Diversity Project. Tribal gaming’s role in the United States gaming industry is critical and I am excited at the opportunity to assist in providing a tribal perspective to the work of the All-In Diversity Project.”

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