Sky River Casino announces new president and executive management appointments

Sky River Casino President Michael Facenda
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SKY River Casino announced recently a new president and three executive level management promotions by the Wilton Rancheria Tribe and their manager Boyd Gaming Corporation of Las Vegas. Michael J. Facenda has been named the President for Sky River Casino, Matthew Morgan as Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager, Clay Crawford as Chief Financial Officer, and Jeffery Jarvis as Vice President of Information Technology.

Michael Facenda – President

Michael joins Sky River with over 35 years of experience in the gaming industry with an extensive background in Operations and Marketing. He has held numerous leadership positions in the gaming industry including Assistant General Manager, Vice President & General Manager, and most recently as Senior Vice President, General Manager of Agua Caliente’s Cathedral City property in Southern California. Michael was also a member of the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa development and opening team in Atlantic City. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

“Michael brings a wealth of experience to lead the Sky River team.  His insight into guest services and team member relationships are paramount to drive the success of the property well into the future,” said Chris Gibase of Boyd Gaming. “Michael joins at an amazing time for the property. With the properties first year anniversary in August, he is able to lead the team and strive to build the Sky River property into a resort that the Tribe and greater Elk Grove community will be proud of.”

Matthew Morgan – Senior Vice President & Assistant General Manager

With more than 26 years of experience in the gaming and hospitality industry, Morgan has an extensive background in Information Technology, Marketing Operations, Food & Beverage, and executive management. Matthew started his career in the St. Louis market and has held senior positions at multiple organizations within California and Las Vegas, serving on four grand opening teams. Matthew has been a part of the Sky River project team since June 2021 and has previously held the positions of CIO and Senior Vice President of Operations before stepping into his new role as Assistant General Manager.

Clay Crawford – Chief Financial Officer

Crawford first joined Sky River Casino in April 2021 as the Vice President of Finance. Prior to working for Sky River, Clay worked as Chief Financial Officer for Bridge Capital, LLC.  In all, he has served in a variety of senior financial management positions for more than 29 years.  Most of his extensive experience in the finance industry comes from working for the Mandalay Resort Group. In addition, Crawford is a licensed CPA in Nevada.

Jeffery Jarvis – Vice President of Information Technology

With more than a decade of dedicated experience in the hospitality industry, Jarvis has successfully overseen operations for Project Management Offices and Information Technology Departments. Jeff’s career is highlighted with being a part of nine grand opening teams in several jurisdictions. Previously, Jarvis held the position of IT Director for Sky River before moving to his new role as Vice President of Information Technology.

For more information about Sky River Casino, its offerings, the 17 bars and restaurants, and hours of operations, please call 916-866-0200 or visit

Sky River Casino was built by the Wilton Rancheria in partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation, which is building and managing the property for the tribe. The casino opened in August 2022 and includes 100,000 sq ft of gaming, 2,100 slot machines, 80 table games, and 17 bars and restaurants. To learn more, visit

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