Sam Askew has joined Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, Washington as executive director of resort operations.
With more than 32 years of experience developing destination properties, Askew will oversee all operational aspects of resort hospitality and guest experience including hotel, food and beverage, spa, retail and transportation.
He previously worked in the same capacity at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, where he planned the development and launch of a 400-room luxury hotel originally set to open in 2022, but delayed by the global pandemic.
At Muckleshoot, he was also responsible for food and beverage, retail, valet and renovations to the casino floor.
Prior to that, Askew worked in several leadership positions for other Washington state tribal properties, including the Suquamish, Tulalip and Squaxin Island Tribes. Key positions include time as the CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, the economic development arm of the Suquamish Tribe, and seven years as the general manager and vice president of Hospitality for Tulalip Resort Casino.