New Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Chief Executive Officer Ray Barlow
FORT HALL — The Fort Hall Business Council selected Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Ray Barlow as the new Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel Chief Executive Officer.
FHBC Chairman Devin Boyer congratulated Ray, “We are pleased that he is ready to step into this leadership position,” noting there was a variety of excellent candidates and overall the council believes Ray was ready to meet the Gaming challenges during the pandemic.
Barlow joined the gaming enterprise in 2016 starting on the cashier team then moving to the Revenue Audit department. ”I am grateful for the opportunity the Fort Hall Business Council has given me and the stewardship I am entrusted to,” he said. “I’m excited to be part of the big things the Tribe is doing and by remembering who I am, as a tribal member, and where I come from, I plan to lead with and teach true principles that harbor and create measurable success.”
He grew up in southeastern Idaho and is the youngest of seven children. His parents are William and Andrea Barlow (Shoshone-Bannock). His maternal family includes grandparents Stanford and Truma Davis (both deceased) of the Gibson District.
Barlow said he enjoys spending time with his family that includes his wife Elisabeth Langford Barlow. They have five children and enjoy softball, traveling and devoting time to each child individually and together. He is an Idaho State University graduate and has dual Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration Management he received in 2010 and Accounting in 2020. He is studying for the CPA exam to earn a Certified Public Accountant license.
Colista Eagle, Hotel Director, served as the interim CEO prior to Barlow’s hiring. Chairman Boyer said, “We are grateful that Colista has carried the organization during what may be considered the toughest period in the Gaming Enterprise history and was able to maintain leadership until the recent selection of a CEO. “We thank her for her service to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes,” he said.