Tribal Career Development Program Grad Joins Ranks of Seminole Gaming Leadership
IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Edward Aguilar has been named Assistant General Manager / Vice President for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
Aguilar is an enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and becomes one of the highest ranking Tribal members in Seminole Gaming management. He joined the Tribal Career Development Program in February, 2013, and excelled through its cross-training opportunities at Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
In May, 2015, Aguilar was named Assistant Director of Slot Operations for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. He was promoted to Assistant Director of Casino Operations in February 2016.
Conscious of his role as a Tribal member in management of Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Aguilar has attended nearly every Immokalee new employee orientation, providing new hires with an understanding of the Tribe’s history and culture and helping to shape their commitment to customer service.
As a graduate of the 2016 Seminole Gaming Excellence in Leadership program, Aguilar spent time working within the leadership of key departments, including Food & Beverage, Marketing, Table Games, Hotel and Human Resources. He worked in nearly every position at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
Aguilar began his gaming career in 2001 as a lead Seminole Gaming Commission Officer at Seminole Casino Immokalee. During his time with the Seminole Gaming Commission, he assisted with the openings of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
In 2006, Aguilar was promoted to Assistant Compliance Officer at Seminole Casino Immokalee. He later worked for several years at the Immokalee office of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., the non-gaming business development arm of the Tribe.
Aguilar earned an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2013. He resides near his hometown of Immokalee, Fla., with his wife, Cindy.