Effective October 1, 2012, Grand Canyon Resort Corporation has selected Jennifer Turner to serve as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Grand Canyon Resort Corp – referred to as “Hualapai Tourism” – is fully owned by the Hualapai Tribe, which manages Grand Canyon West (home of the Skywalk), Hualapai River Runners (the only one-day whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon) and the Hualapai Lodge on Historic Route 66.
“Jennifer Turner has a track record of being a highly productive and results driven leader. Having worked with the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan for more than a decade, she shares our vision for economic development and job creation, ensuring a better future for the Hualapai community,” said Carrie Imus, tribal member and Vice-Chair of Grand Canyon Resort Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Turner, who has a degree from Saginaw Valley State University, brings experience in successful management of tribal owned businesses with strength in lodging, retail and a forte in tourism. In recent years, she pitched, gained approval, managed and completed the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's Soaring Eagle Water Park & Hotel complex that includes a 243-room hotel and a 45,000 square foot indoor water park.“I am passionate about working with diverse groups, coaching and mentoring them to build cohesive teams that strive to accomplish goals," said Turner. "I am enthusiastic about the opportunity that the Grand Canyon Resort Corporation Board of Directors has presented me. Together, we will take Hualapai Tourism to new levels.”