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ARTIE SUAREZ

Director of Casino Marketing

A native to New York/New Jersey, Artie began his casino career in Atlantic City. He started off in table games and after a few years accepted the position of an Executive Casino Host. He has held numerous positions that contribute to the training and the upbringing of future leaders. Artie has worked at locations such as Atlantic City, Bahamas, California, Indiana twice & Las Vegas. He started at Hoosier Park in June of 2020 as Director of Casino Marketing. He enjoys playing golf, visiting exotic places, fishing, and watching all types of sports, especially Football. He is bi-lingual and speaks fluent Spanish. He leads a great team of Executive Hosts and looks forward to making sure all visits to Harrah’s Hoosier Park are always fun and enjoyable.

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JOHN WAXLER

VIP Services Manager & Executive Asian Host

A native to Ohio, John moved to Indiana in 2004 and became a graduate of IUPUI in 2010 with a degree in Tourism & Event Management and Psychology. In 2012, John joined Harrah’s Hoosier Park’s Marketing & Player Development department and quickly grew through the ranks. John loves serving in the various customer-service related positions and is the current VIP Services Manager & Asian Executive Host. He likes to travel, collect Funko Pops, watch YouTube and is an avid movie buff.

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LISA PUTNAM

Executive Host

Originally from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lisa has been calling Indiana her home since 2004. After graduating from Western Michigan University and representing her home state in the Miss USA Pageant, Lisa has enjoyed working in Marketing & Promotions as a professional model, sales representative, VIP team leader and guest service liaison. Lisa is passionate about exceptional customer service and strives to leave her guests with unforgettable experiences. Her greatest loves are her family, Harness Racing, the outdoors and her standard poodle, Sophie.

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MINDY SCHAEFER

Executive Host

Mindy was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana. Together with her husband of over 20 years, they have 4 children and 1 grandchild. She has worked in various aspects of the casino for over a decade that includes Caesar Rewards, Electronic Games & now Player Development. Mindy’s personality makes her a natural for meeting people and creating lasting connections. Hobbies include woodworking, travelling, cooking, shopping, and binge-watching TV.

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ROY LIU

Executive Host

Roy spent most of his years in the bright lights of Las Vegas, Nevada before he moved to Indiana in 2018. A graduate from both University of Nevada, Las Vegas & University of Indianapolis, he has a Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and a Master’s in Human Resources. He is Trilingual speaking both Cantonese & Mandarin, passionate about food, card games, motorcycling, and outdoor activities.

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Amy Blake

Executive Host

Amy has been calling Indiana her home since 1988. Originally from Cincinnati she now resides in Gas City with her husband and 3 children. Amy graduated from Ball State University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree. Working as a high school teacher for many years, she decided to take a huge leap of faith in 2019 and become a table games dealer.  Amy quickly advanced to dual rate table game supervisor. Customer service and experience has always been her highest priority. Amy is passionate about family, football, and sharing fun and enjoyable moments.

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Aaron Gibbs

Executive Host

Aaron was born and raised in Anderson, Indiana and graduated from Noblesville High School in 2009. Prior to starting at Harrah’s Hoosier Park, Aaron has excelled in the field of Customer Service and loves to take care of guests. Aarons enjoys spending time with his three kids and fiancé. Aaron’s hobbies are traveling, sports, enjoying the outdoor adventures and doing fun things with his family. Aaron has a great personality and loves meeting new people and enjoys helping everyone.