Wisconsin’s Potawatomi casino names Kerri Janovitch as CFO; Garret Finocchiaro as first CIO

Wisconsin’s Potawatomi casino names Kerri Janovitch as CFO; Garret Finocchiaro as first CIO

Wisconsin’s Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee announced on Thursday it has promoted Kerry Janovitch to Chief Financial Officer, after being the property’s Accounting Director for the last seven years. Additionally, Garret Finocchiaro was recently hired as the casino’s first Chief Information Officer.

According to a news release, Janovitch joined the business in 2015 after serving as a financial leader in the Pacific Northwest hospitality and entertainment industry. She has 27 years of experience in Tribal gaming and hospitality.

‘Kerry is a creative, open-minded leader that believes in challenging the status quo to drive results,’ said Potawatomi Hotel & Casino CEO/General Manager Dominic Ortiz. ‘Her leadership will help us build an entertainment destination revered by our competitors and celebrated by the people of Milwaukee.’

As for Finocchiaro, he has 35 years of experience in technology and data management. For the last 10 years, he worked as Director of IT Operations and Support at Oneida Nations Enterprises in New York. His experience includes overseeing technical services for four casinos, three sports books, five hotel properties, and 40 food and beverage venues.

‘Garret is an experienced, high-level casino executive with a proven track record of success,’ Ortiz commented. ‘He has helped Tribal nations build a forward-thinking mindset with long-term strategic insights into technology and security. We are honored to bring him to Milwaukee as we build a new future for Potawatomi Casino & Hotel.’

Earlier this year, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announced it would undergo a $100 million renovation project on the property’s third floor. Impacting more than 120,000 square feet of space, this transformation will provide guests with new gaming, food and entertainment experiences. The new amenities are scheduled to open by spring 2023.