Former CFO Vosloo to Lead San Manuel Band as CEO

In June 2018, Vosloo was named enterprise-wide CFO for San Manuel Tribal Government Operations and San Manuel Casino. Now he’ll lead the enterprise as CEO.

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians today announced the appointment of Laurens Vosloo as Chief Executive Officer. Since joining San Manuel in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer for San Manuel Casino, he has helped realize both stability and economic growth for the Tribe. In his new role, he will be responsible for all day-to-day leadership and operations of San Manuel Tribal Government Operations, San Manuel Casino, and other entities.

“Laurens has made a significant impact over the past six years and has become a trusted advisor,” said Ken Ramirez, Chairman of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “We believe he is the right person to help our Tribe chart its path into the future.”

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In June 2018, Vosloo was named enterprise-wide CFO for San Manuel Tribal Government Operations and San Manuel Casino. From 2014 to 2018, he served as CFO for San Manuel Casino.

Prior to joining San Manuel Casino, Vosloo was Executive Director of Finance for the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. He started his career at Deloitte in Las Vegas, Nev. in auditing roles.

Vosloo graduated with dual Bachelor of Science Degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Accounting and Management and earned his Certified Public Accountant license in Nevada.

The San Manuel Band’s Diversified Economy 

The San Manuel economy has long been anchored by San Manuel Casino — a powerhouse in the Southern California gaming industry. A 2016 economic impact report found that San Manuel Casino and the Tribal government were among the largest employers in San Bernardino County, supporting more than 4,900 employees and generating more than $1 billion in annual economic activity in the San Bernardino region. In addition to its casino enterprise, the Tribe owns or maintains partial ownership of four hotels: fully owning the Bear Springs Hotel in Highland; with partial ownership of the Draftsman in Charlottesville, Virginia; and the Tribe has a partnership stake in two Marriott Hotel Residence Inn properties — one in Sacramento, near the California State Capitol, and another near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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After hospitality, real estate clocks a close second as a significant economic generator for the San Manuel Band. Among Tribal real estate holdings are office buildings in Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. San Manuel Village within the City of Highland is a 12-acre, mixed-use development of the Tribe. Multiple professional office buildings at San Manuel Village are leased out; the village boasts an urgent care facility, restaurants, Bear Springs Hotel and more.

The Serrano people — who once covered a sizeable portion of Southern California, an estimated 7.3 million acres, extending to East Los Angeles, up to the high desert, and down to Twenty-Nine Palms — have a strong sense for economic opportunity, and the self-determination to pursue it. Vosloo will lead the San Manuel Tribe of approximately 250 people, including 130 youth, forward, with a focus on economic growth and resilience.

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