Dawn Clayton is the General Manager of Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Northern California’s #1 AAA Four-Diamond premier casino resort destination located 30 miles east of Sacramento, California.
Dawn is a 40-plus-year veteran of the gaming/hospitality industry having held executive-level positions at commercial, riverboat, racinos, and Native American properties. She spent 25 years at the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, starting as a craps dealer in 1982 before transitioning to West Virginia to take the helm of Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.
As an advocate for animals, Dawn serves as the Board President for her local SPCA and serves on the Board of Directors for PRIDE Industries, Inc. where she champions creating employment for individuals with disabilities.
Dawn has been recognized as one of the Sacramento Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business; was named to the national 100 Women to Watch list compiled by Bizwomen; was featured in Forbes Magazine as one of California’s Women Business Leaders, and was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the American Association of University Women. She mentors and sponsors FLAME—Female Leadership and Mentor Exchange that helps advance, encourage, and promote the next generation of female leaders in business.
Congratulations to Dawn Clayton for her trailblazing in our industry.
DENNIS P. RIZZO