Susan Flett, President and CEO
Susan joined SaskGaming in 2000 as Director of Player Relations and went on to become Director of Marketing in 2004. In 2010, Susan was appointed Vice President of Marketing and became the Chief Marketing Officer in 2013. In 2015, Susan was appointed President and CEO of the corporation.
Before joining the corporation, Susan held positions at Crown Life Canada, Crown Investments Corporation and Saskatchewan Transportation Company.
In 1999, Susan was honoured with the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Outstanding Public Service in Saskatchewan, as a part of the Crown Investments Corporation Strategic Management Team and Corporate Secretariat.
Her previous community service included serving as a director on the board of the Moose Jaw Multiplex and the Regina Symphony Orchestra.
Susan completed her Bachelor of Administration at the University of Regina. She also holds a Queen’s University Certificate in Human Resource Management and completed the Executive Program at Queen’s University.
Dallas Ferguson, Senior Vice President of Operations
Dallas originally joined SaskGaming in 1996, serving in several operational roles and also as Vice President of Human Resources and Aboriginal Affairs until 2007. After working in senior roles with the St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino, Wal-Mart Canada and The Salvation Army, he returned to SaskGaming in January 2016 as Senior Vice President of Operations.
Dallas has completed a number of undergraduate programs in the hospitality and human resource management fields through Queen’s University, the University of Guelph and the University of Nevada, Reno.
In his spare time Dallas is an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He is also a member of the Métis Nation - Saskatchewan, Local 13.
Gerry Fischer, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Planning
Gerry has been part of the SaskGaming team since day one, coming on board in 1996 as Director of Sales and Promotions. He became Vice President of Marketing the following year. In 2005, Gerry became the Vice President of Operations and was named the Chief Operating Officer in 2013. In 2015, Gerry moved into a new role as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Planning.
With a strong background in corporate fundraising and event organization, Gerry has worked with groups including the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, the Canadian Master’s Summer Sports Festival and the Children’s Health Foundation.
His previous volunteer activities including chairing the Admin Student Alumni Association at the University of Regina, serving as Vice President of Marketing for the 2003 Grey Cup, and working with Tourism Regina (Vice Chair), Tourism Moose Jaw, the McCain TSN Skins Game (Marketing Chair), the Prairie Fire Rugby Club, the Juvenile Diabetes Association and as a director of the Royal Regina Golf Club Board.
Currently, Gerry serves on the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District Board of Directors.
Gerry holds a degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina.
John Amundson, FCPA, FCA, Sr. Vice President, Finance and Information Technology
John joined SaskGaming in January 2016 following more than 22 years in financial management positions with Crown Investments Corporation. Prior to joining Saskatchewan’s public service, John worked with Ernst & Young and KPMG.
John graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988. He subsequently went on to earn the Chartered Accountant, Fellow Chartered Accountant and Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designations.
During his career, John was highly involved in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, serving the association and its membership in various leadership roles including Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, Chair of the Registration Committee, member of the Practice Appraisal Committee and member of council for both CPA Saskatchewan and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was also involved in the merger of Saskatchewan’s accounting community into one organization, CPA Saskatchewan.
Blaine Pilatzke, Vice President of Corporate Services
Blaine attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated from the University of Regina.
Blaine spent 17 years working in the labour relations field before coming to SaskGaming in 2004 as Director of Labour Relations. He was appointed the Vice President of Human Resources in 2007 and became the Vice President of Corporate Services in 2015.
Prior to his labour relations career, Blaine worked as a Primary Products Inspector for the Food Production and Inspection branch of Agriculture Canada. There he became active in his union local, and in 1987 he became a Regional Representative with the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
Blaine currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Ignite Adult Learning Centre.
Blaine is currently studying for a Masters of Human Resource Management at the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business.
Tara Kucher, Executive Director of Risk and Compliance
Tara joined SaskGaming in 2002 as the Director of Internal Audit before becoming the Director of Risk and Compliance in 2015. In 2017, Tara was promoted to the role of Executive Director of Risk and Compliance.
Prior to her tenure at SaskGaming, Tara worked in the auditing field at Canada Life and at the Provincial Auditor of Saskatchewan.
In addition to over 20 years of experience in her field, Tara holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and maintains Certification in Risk Management Assurance.