Firekeepers CEO named one of Michigan’s Most Powerful Women


The CEO of Firekeepers Casino Hotel has been named one of Michigan’s 100 Most Powerful Women for 2021.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel’s has announced that its CEO, Kathy George, has been selected as one of Michigan’s Most Powerful Women for 2021. Kathy has been named one of Crain’s Detroit Business’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2021.

The announcement was made earlier this week and soon followed by a public post of congratulations from the Firekeepers Casino Hotel. Every five years, Crain’s Detroit Business honors 100 women in business, public policy, nonprofit organizations, and higher education, whose work has had a significant impact on the state and region.

Kathy has been instrumental in building FireKeepers’ outstanding reputation, and we are confident that her successes ensure that FireKeepers remains the casino, hotel, and employer of choice not only in our region, but across the country. “, said Jamie Stuck, President of the Nottawaseppi Huron of the Potawatomi Tribal Council (NHBP). “His dedication to FireKeepers and the NHBP makes the future bright for the next seven generations.

Nominations come from a variety of sources, including readers, journalists and editors; an assessment of reporting involving businesses and initiatives led by women; and the suggestions of the former laureates themselves. Candidates are selected by top newsroom leaders based on the importance of their contributions and specific examples / stories of real influence and impact.

Firefighters say Kathy’s commitment to service doesn’t stop at the casino and hotel, she is also very active in the community. She has served on numerous boards of directors and plays an important role in fundraising for SAFE Place, a domestic violence shelter in the region. This in addition to being the Tournament Director for the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship, a stop on the Symetra Tour – Road to The LPGA.

It is an honor to be named an influential woman, united with many women whom I respect and admire ”, Kathy George said. “This nomination reflects the dedication of the FireKeepers team to doing a little more, to being a little better, every day.

George holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Cornell University School of Hospitality Administration, where she was also the Dean’s Distinguished Lecturer in 2008. She was awarded the 40 Under 40 award from Business First in 2008.

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