CNIGA names Acebedo as executive director

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association has named Lee Acebedo, former chairman of the Jamul Band of Kumeyaay Indians, as its executive director.

Acebedo recently lost a bid for re-election as chairman of his tribe. He is a Vietnam veteran who has worked for various tribes.

"I am honored to have been selected for the position of executive director. I am excited by the opportunity to be of service to the member tribes of CNIGA. I am looking forward to assisting tribal leadership and welcome the chance to work through the issues and challenges facing Indian gaming," he said in a press release [CNIGA].

CNIGA is the state's largest inter-tribal organization.

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