Eugene McArthur has been named general manager of White Earth Gaming Operations, which includes the Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center; Golden Eagle Bingo; and other related entities. The position is effective immediately.
According to Erma J. Vizenor, chairwoman of the White Earth Tribal Council, McArthur's appointment follows the resignation of Liz Foster-Anderson, who held the position since 2002.
McArthur is the first enrolled band member to hold the top executive position for White Earth Gaming Operations.
"We welcome Eugene and his management expertise to our team," Vizenor said. "This leadership change presents us with additional opportunities to further capitalize on our strengths and grow our gaming enterprise. We thank Liz Foster-Anderson for her many contributions to our success."
McArthur, a White Earth Band member, received his bachelor of arts degree in mathematics and economics from Moorhead State University and has a long history in business management.
He served as president and CEO of both Impact Energy in Detroit Lakes and his own international consulting firm, North American Environmental Marketing.
McArthur was tribal chairman of the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians, where he was responsible for an annual operating budget of $45 million and the Shooting Star Casino, which employs over 900.
From 1977 to 1994, he built, owned and managed McArthur Foods, a Super Valu grocery store and McArthur Construction Company that specialized in commercial and residential landscaping and construction.
The White Earth Reservation encompasses 1,296 square miles in northwestern Minnesota and has an enrollment of 20,000 plus members.
Created in 1867 by a treaty between the United States and the Mississippi Band of Chippewa Indians, it is one of seven Chippewa reservations in Minnesota and is located within Becker, Clearwater and Mahnomen Counties.