CNIGA Appoints New Deputy Director of Operations

Press Release
For Immediate Release


CNIGA Appoints New Deputy Director of Operations

November 15, 2016

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is pleased to announce new personnel changes, with the recent promotion of Susan Jensen as the Executive Director, the vacancy in Ms. Jensen’s previous position has been filled with the addition of Ambar Mohammed as the new Deputy Director of Operations. For over five years, Ms. Mohammed has worked directly for the Colusa Indian Community Council as their Director of Executive Affairs, representing the Tribe in the community and supporting the members of the Executive Committee, responsible for day to day management and organization of the council operations and keeping the Executive Board and Committee abreast on all political, financial, and internal aspects of the tribe’s eleven business entities. Mohammed also serves as the lead administrator for the Tribal State Compact Steering Committee, where she manages an organization of 27 members. “Ms. Mohammed’s background in Indian Country will be an asset to CNIGA and its member tribes as CNIGA continues its transition to the next phase for California’s Tribal Government gaming industry” said Susan Jensen, CNIGA Executive Director. “Ms. Mohammed has a strong understanding of the dynamics in tribal governments that will provide for a smooth transition into her role and responsibilities at CNIGA”, Jensen added. Ms. Mohamed earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science from University of California Davis and a paralegal certificate from Evergreen Valley College. About CNIGA: The California Nations Indian Gaming Association is a non-profit association comprised of 33 federally recognized tribal governments dedicated to the protection of tribal sovereignty and the right of tribes to have gaming on Indian lands. Tribal government gaming operations in California generate an estimated $8 billion in economic output, of which $2.9 billion represents earnings by California workers, and support over 56,000 jobs statewide.

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