Marlon Ortiz


Dir. of Information Security , Graton Gaming Commission

Member of the Gaming & Leisure Board

Creative IT professional with 20+ years of information technology knowledge in gaming and hospitality. Highly skilled in project planning and development with a strong background in data management, analytics and technical strategy. A proven leader who understands that the value of IT lies in delivering solutions to complex business problems within the Gaming and Hospitality Industry. A leadership style that emphasizes the development of people, processes and tools to achieve specific strategic business goals. Focused on connecting IT to other departments within the corporation and delivering effective solutions for business costs and operations. An executive who excels in a fast-paced organization and is ready to take on the challenges that comes with that environment.Currently serving as the Corporate VP of IT for American Casino & Entertainment Properties, LLC, and responsible for managing over forty employees encompassing five divisions: Applications, Networking & Security, Software Development, Telecom/AV and Operations. Our portfolio consists of four properties: the Stratosphere, Arizona Charlie’s Boulder and Arizona Charlie’s Decatur all located in Las Vegas and the Aquarius located in Laughlin. Possesses a Master’s of Information systems in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity from Penn State . Previously held high level IT positions at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa; Harrah’s Entertainment and Aztar Corporation.

“More than ever in these interesting times we are living we need a place where we can connect with peers exchange information and collect relevant information that help us in our day-to-day operations. Gaming & Leisure has been here for us for 20 years, and I’m hoping with our support, participation and Jeannie's vision and tireless work is going to be here for another 20 years.”