COCONUT CREEK – Neil Baxley has been promoted to Director of Slot Operations at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, where he is the highest ranking team member who is also a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Baxley joined Seminole Casino Coconut Creek as Assistant Director of Slot Operations in 2016. He is a graduate of Seminole Gaming’s Tribal Career Development Program (TCD), which recruits and cross-trains members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to become future leaders of Seminole Gaming. A graduate of the Excellence in Leadership Program of Seminole Gaming, Baxley previously was manager of Seminole Casino Big Cypress. He has also worked at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Classic Casino Hollywood.
Baxley was born and raised on the Brighton Seminole Reservation. He is a graduate of ITT Technical Institute, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, with a degree in electronics.
In addition to his duties as Director of Slot Operations, Baxley is an unofficial ambassador of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. He works to recruit other members of the Seminole Tribe to participate in the Tribal Career Development Program while also serving as a role model for them to follow.
“Tribal members can’t see behind the scenes at the casinos and they have no idea what goes on day-to-day,” said Baxley, who also enjoys sharing the culture and history of the Seminole Tribe with other team members at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. “What the Tribe has done for our team members, including providing jobs for so many people, makes me feel good.”
An avid fan of the Miami Dolphins and season ticketholder, Baxley is also a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, where he vacations with his family.