Twyla Meredith, President & CEO
Twyla joined SaskGaming in 1995, and served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration prior to her appointment as A/President and CEO in 2008.
She helped change the face of SaskGaming, leading the project teams that brought the additional of the Casino Regina Show Lounge, pedway and parking garage, and the opening of Casino Moose Jaw in 2002.
A dedicated volunteer, Twyla’s community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Capital Pension, Regina Downtown (Finance Chair), the Hospital of Regina Foundation and Financial Executives International. She was also chair of the recent CIS Women’s Basketball Championship at the University of Regina, and is a member of various clubs including the U of R Alumni Association and Wascana Country Club.
Twyla holds a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina, and is a Certified Management Accountant. Prior to joining SaskGaming, she held positions at the Department of Justice, the Department of Finance and Saskatchewan Government Insurance.
Gerry Fischer, Senior Vice President, Operations
Gerry has been part of the SaskGaming team since day one, coming on board in 1996 as Director of Sales and Promotions. He became Vice President of Marketing the following year, and has held his current position since 2005.
With a strong background in corporate fundraising and event organization, Gerry has worked with groups including the Hospitals of Regina Foundation, the Canadian Master’s Summer Sports Festival and the Children’s Health Foundation.
His previous volunteer activities including chairing the Admin Student Alumni Association at the University of Regina, working as Vice-President of Marketing for the 2005 Grey Cup, and working with Tourism Regina (Vice-Chair), Tourism Moose Jaw, Regina Downtown, the McCain TSN Skins Game (Marketing Chair), the Prairie Fire Rugby Club, and the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Gerry holds an advanced degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina.
Tony Coppola, Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
Tony completed his BA Honors Degree in Economics at University of Regina Campion College and his Masters degree in Economics at Simon Fraser University. Continuing education has included completion of the Executive Program at Ivey, the Queen’s Leadership program and the Casino Executive Development Program, University of Nevada, Reno.
He completed a 20 year career at SaskTel where he served in a variety of roles including regulatory, finance, marketing of the wireless portfolio, business development for wireless, strategic planning and SaskTel International. He led the launch of several new business opportunities including SaskTel's security monitoring (SecurTek), vehicle tracking (LoadTrak), well head monitoring (SiteLink), wireless point of sale terminals and a wireless network build in Trinidad and Tobago.
In June of 2006, he moved to Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation as the Sr. VP Marketing and Product Development for the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation. In March of 2009, he assumed the role of Sr. VP Finance and Administration which includes responsibility for finance, procurement, information technology and facilities.
Tony recently served as a Director for Tourism Regina and Director for Tourism Saskatchewan. He is currently serving as Chair of the Board for the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission.
He is married to Kim. They have two children Juliano (15) and Malaya (13) both of whom are avid hockey players. Other interests include home renovations, boating and - of course, watching kids' hockey.
Bob Arlint, Vice President, Corporate Risk and Compliance
Bob joined SaskGaming in 2001 as a Gaming Control Officer, and accepted his current position in 2006.
Bob completed his education in the Northwest Territories before studying Social Work at Red Deer College. He then returned north to work for the Government of NWT Department of Social Services.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Bob served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 25 years, with postings in the Northwest Territories and various locations throughout Saskatchewan.
Blaine Pilatzke, Vice President, Human Resources
Blaine spent 17 years working in the labour relations field before coming to SaskGaming in 2004 as Director of Labour Relations. He was appointed to his current position in 2007.
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.
Susan Flett, Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Relations
Susan was appointed Vice-President, Marketing in May 2010. She joined SaskGaming in 2000 as Director of Player Relations and went on to become Director of Marketing in 2004.
Before joining the Corporation, Susan held positions at Crown Life Canada, Crown Investments Corporations and Saskatchewan Transportation Company.
In 1999, Susan was honored with the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Outstanding Public Service in Saskatchewan, as a part of the Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan Strategic Management Team and Corporate Secretariat.
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.