Chief Operating Officer, Port Madison Enterprises
As a PME veteran of over twenty years, Irene Carper has been on the forefront of the Indian gaming industry in Washington State since operations began in Suquamish. Irene began her tenure with PME as a Bingo Hall Floor Worker. Pivotal moments in Irene’s career include the 1999 conversion to slots in Washington State, the addition of a full-scale casino facility in 2004, hotel resort completion in 2006. In 2009, Irene was elected to the Suquamish Tribal Council and in May of 2014 Irene was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of PME.
Irene’s education in gaming has grown over the years and has been invaluable to casino operations. While working full time, she completed numerous certifications in courses from University of Nevada Reno in electronic gaming, casino management courses from San Diego State University and excelled in the comprehensive Dale Carnegie management course where she received the Highest Award for Achievement.
Irene is involved in community partnership programs and is a graduating member of the Leadership Kitsap Class of 2008. She is also a graduate of the University of Washington Executive Development Program.