Coeur d’Alene CEO SiJohn Resigns

Francis SiJohn recently resigned as chief executive officer at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel for "personal reasons." SiJohn, who led the property for three years, recently received a 2019 Power 50 Award for his efforts on behalf of the property.

Coeur d’Alene CEO SiJohn Resigns

The Coeur d’Alene Tribe recently reported Francis SiJohn, who served as chief executive officer at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho for three years, recently resigned for “personal reasons.” Laura Stensgar has been named acting director at the property.

In September, SiJohn received one of Spokane Coeur d’ Alene Living magazine’s 2019 Power 50 Awards in recognition of his efforts to improve and expand the tribe’s facility. In addition, the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel was just named Tribal Destination of the Year by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. The tribe accepted the award during the 21st annual American Indian Tourism Conference in Oklahoma last month.

Tribal Chairman Ernie Stensgar said, “I want to thank Francis for his time and efforts as CEO and wish him the very best in this next phase of his career. He has proven a leader and his contributions are much appreciated.”

In a statement, SiJohn added, “I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve my tribe and continue growing the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort into a world-class destination. For personal reasons, I have decided to take a break and focus on my family.”

Stensgar has held several management positions at the casino, most recently director of marketing.

Opened in 1993, the Coeur d’Alene Casino features more than 1,400 gaming machines and offers more than 300 hotel rooms, six restaurants, spa, event center, gas station and the Circling Raven Golf Club.