Chef Ron RossExecutive ChefExecutive Chef Ron Ross is a nationally recognized talent, known for his innovative approach to the culinary arts. He is a three-time James Beard Award recipient with more than 36 years of experience at luxury resort restaurants, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Caesars in Atlantic City and the Borgata Hotel Water Club & Spa, where he was personally sought out by Steve Wynn’s renowned executive committee. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Chef Ron oversees the food and beverage operations of Turning Stone’s many dining establishments, including Wildflowers, TS Steakhouse, Tin Rooster, Pino Bianco and Upstate Tavern. Under his leadership, Turning Stone’s culinary team has continued to raise the bar of excellence in dining. Consistently ranked as some of the finest in the US, the resort’s restaurants have earned the highest accolades, including the Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star Award and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.
Lynn SegarsGeneral Manager, YBR Casino & Sports BookThroughout her 30 year career in the gaming industry, Segars has held several executive positions in gaming operations and guest service at some of the leading casinos in the country.
Prior to joining Yellow Brick Road Casino, Segars was the Vice President of Slot Operations at MGM Resorts Springfield, an integral member of the leadership team during its grand opening in 2018. She was responsible for developing and implementing standard operating producers and new employee training. Segars also spent more than a decade at Mohegan Sun Pocono and 12 years prior to that at Harrah’s Casino & Hotel, gaining expertise in all areas of casino gaming, including slot and table game operations, player development and guest relations.
Ray HalbritterOneida Nation Representative and Oneida Nation Enterprises Chief Executive OfficerRay Halbritter is the Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation and the Chief Executive Officer of its enterprises, leading the Oneida people to an economic and cultural renaissance that has been hailed as a national model of success.
Halbritter’s experience embodies the Oneida people’s larger resurgence over the last 30 years. Under his leadership, Oneida Indian Nation became the first American Indian government in 1979 to offer gaming operations on sovereign land — one of many prescient moves that positioned the Oneida people to build what would become a world-class entertainment and gaming facility in the heart of the Northeast.
Oneida Indian Nation’s success under Halbritter’s leadership has been hailed as model for sustainable, diversified and self-sufficient economic development. Those businesses have earned national and international recognition and honors, including Four Diamond ratings from AAA for the resort’s luxury hotels and one of its restaurants