FanDuel Group has made a significant addition to its leadership team by appointing E. Sequoyah Simermeyer to the newly established position of VP of Strategic Partnerships. This strategic move underscores FanDuel’s commitment to fostering sustainable commercial relationships and advancing economic development initiatives across the United States, particularly in support of tribal sovereignty.

 Sequoyah Simermeyer brings to FanDuel a wealth of experience garnered from a distinguished career in public service. Most notably, Simermeyer served as the Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC), where he played a pivotal role in overseeing the $40 billion Tribal Government gaming industry. His tenure at the NIGC, marked by his appointment as Chairman by the US Senate in 2019, underscores his deep understanding of tribal economic development and regulatory frameworks.

In his new role at FanDuel, Simermeyer is poised to leverage his extensive experience to spearhead the company’s efforts in building sustainable partnerships and driving economic growth. With a focus on promoting tribal sovereignty, Simermeyer aims to chart a strategic course that aligns with FanDuel’s commitment to responsible gaming practices and community engagement.

Rikki Tanenbaum, SVP of Strategic Partnerships at FanDuel, expressed enthusiasm for Simermeyer’s appointment, citing his unparalleled expertise in tribal gaming and economic development. Tanenbaum emphasized the value of Simermeyer’s background as a regulator and public servant, highlighting FanDuel’s commitment to working collaboratively with native sovereign nations across the country.

Simermeyer himself conveyed his excitement about joining the private sector for the first time and underscored the importance of aligning with a team that shares his commitment to supporting Indian Country. He praised FanDuel’s leadership in the mobile gaming industry and its role in shaping the legal and regulated marketplace in the US. Simermeyer expressed eagerness to contribute to FanDuel’s growth trajectory, particularly in navigating the evolving landscape of mobile gaming and maximizing opportunities within Indian Country.

The appointment of E. Sequoyah Simermeyer as VP of Strategic Partnerships marks a significant milestone in FanDuel’s journey towards fostering meaningful partnerships and driving sustainable growth. With Simermeyer’s expertise and leadership, FanDuel is well-positioned to navigate the complexities of the gaming industry while upholding its commitment to responsible gaming practices and community engagement.

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