Executive Team

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.

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, Vice President 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, and in 2018 was named Vice President of Risk & 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.

Steve Tunison Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning

Steve Tunison brings 20 years of marketing and business experience from the private and public sector. He originally joined SaskGaming in 2010 as the Director of Marketing, and held that role until 2014 when he went to SaskTel to be the Director of Corporate Sales.

Steve rejoined SaskGaming in April 2019 as the Vice President of Marketing, and in January 2020, added the role of Strategic Planning. He has a Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies from the University of Regina, an Advanced Graduate Diploma and MBA from Athabasca University and is a Certified Management Consultant.

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