AUGUSTINE CASINO WELCOMES FORMER APPLE AND DISNEY EXECUTIVE AS NEW DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES

Coachella, CA (March 2, 2020) Augustine Casino is pleased to announce Rick Harris as its new Director of Facilities. Harris brings an extensive background working in similar capacities for several highly respected organizations.

With more than 30 years of experience in facilities management in the music and entertainment industry, Harris has built a solid reputation and track record. As its Director of Global Facilities, Harris and his team built the Beats by Dre campus from the ground up, eventually leading the transition team for Apple Global after Apple acquired Beats. Prior to his experience with Apple, Harris served as Director of Campus Operations for Loyola Marymount University and Director of Facility Operations at Walt Disney/ESPN among other roles. His solution-focused leadership style has helped him optimize cross-organizational working relationships to achieve strong results.

“Rick brings a wealth of construction and facilities management experience in a variety of senior leadership roles to his new position at Augustine,” said General Manager Jef Bauer. “We are lucky to have him on the team at this critical time in the Tribe’s history.”

Augustine Casino was the first business enterprise of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians when it opened July 18, 2002. It features 750 of the most popular slot machines as well as the area’s only completely non-smoking table games pit. The award-winning Café 54 offers a casual dining experience along with daily buffets. Augustine Casino is nestled in the shadows of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains only three miles east of PGA West in the Coachella Valley at 84-001 Avenue 54 in Coachella. For more information call 760-391-9500 or visit www.augustinecasino.com