Fisher Exits Oregon Tribal Resort

Michael Fisher (l.) departed his role as general manager of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon, effective New Year’s Day. Fisher will be replaced on an interim basis by John Wheeler.

Fisher Exits Oregon Tribal Resort

The Siletz Tribal Council of Oregon announced last week that Michael Fisher had left his post as general manager of Chinook Winds Casino Resort effective January 1.

Fisher started the position as interim general manager in April 2012 and accepted the position on a full-time basis in December of the same year. In his time as general manager, Fisher had many accomplishments overseeing multiple remodels and expansions including the three-story parking garage and skybridge to the casino.

Director of Finance John Wheeler will serve as interim general manager at the Lincoln City resort while the council searches for a new general manager. Wheeler joined the organization in September 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and has been in accounting and budgeting since 1970 as well as tribal gaming for 18 years.

Wheeler has worked in governmental accounting, distribution, manufacturing and retail, and worked for the U.S. Air Force in finance and budgeting for over eight years.