Article by Sacramento Magazine
April 2020 – Page 23
Photography by Rudy Meyers
Crystal Jack knows what it takes to rise through the ranks from an entry level position to her newly appointed role as Chief Executive Officer for the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians and Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort.
Crystal first joined the Jackson Rancheria team in 2006 as a Compensation Analyst and was quickly promoted to Compensation Manager and once more to Human Resources Manager in late 2007. She was named Executive Director of Human Resources in 2010, a leadership role she excelled in for nearly a decade.
“Crystal is a proven leader who has played an instrumental role in Jackson Rancheria’s growth over the last 14 years,” said Adam Dalton, Tribal Chairman of the Jackson Rancheria Band of Miwuk Indians. “We are honored to have Crystal as our CEO and look forward to working closely with her as we drive our business forward and achieve the many goals of our expanding portfolio.”
During her time as the Executive Director of HR, Crystal worked alongside the Executive Team to evaluate Jackson Rancheria’s role as an exceptional employer and extraordinary resort destination. Most notably, Crystal successfully analyzed and implemented the new employment terms of the Tribe’s amended Tribal-State Compact in 2015. She also led the effort to establish an on-site Medical Center at Jackson Rancheria and implement education benefits for all employees.
In her new capacity as CEO, Crystal will be intimately involved in overseeing a variety of Casino and Tribal enterprises, including, but not limited to, the Casino/Hotel, Daycare Center, General Store, RV Park, wastewater treatment, construction trades and offsite agriculture, housing and resort operations. Crystal credits her continued success to her dedicated team members. “I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue to work with the exceptional team in place at Jackson Rancheria. We would not be where we are today without them,” said Crystal Jack. “I believe that my experiences and unique understanding of Federal, State and Tribal law have positioned me well to provide executive leadership and oversight of the Tribe’s expansive portfolio.”
In recent years, Crystal has served on the Amador Community College Foundation Board and on the Workforce Development Board where she spearheaded countless opportunities to promote education and economic development
in Amador County. Crystal was born in Los Gatos, CA and raised in Amador County, CA. She earned a degree in Business Management from California State University
Stanislaus in 2006. Crystal, her husband and four children reside in Amador County and enjoy spending their time outdoors while participating in motocross races, camping, hiking and exploring new lakes and mountains.
Family owned and operated since 1985, Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located east of Sacramento in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and features an electrifying gaming floor with over 1,700 slot machines, 36 table games, High Limit Room, Poker Room, a newly renovated award-winning Hotel with deluxe rooms and suites, exquisite dining options, and top-rated RV Park in Northern California.