Feliz Leyba has been promoted to manager of Convention Services for Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino. In her new position, Leyba will be responsible for building the department from the ground up. This is a new position at Harrah’s Ak-Chin as a result of the casino’s multi-million dollar expansion, which includes the brand new convention center with over 18,000 square feet of rentable space, an additional 230 guest rooms, a spa and fitness center, additional restaurants and a multi-level parking structure.
Leyba has been with Harrah’s for nearly two years and began as the Employee Engagement Specialist. Before joining the Harrah’s team, Leyba worked as a supervisor at the City of Mesa’s Prosecutor’s Office. Prior to this, Leyba was a sales manager and District Auditor for Coach New York in Scottsdale.
“With the Harrah’s expansion and the addition of a new convention center, we needed to create a department and a position that would be responsible for facilitating meetings, conferences and other events in this new space,” said Robert Livingston, regional president and general manager. “With her interpersonal skills and sales background, Feliz is a natural fit for the job. In the relatively short amount of time she has been with Harrah’s, Feliz has definitely made an impact.”
While away from work, Leyba is a busy mom to three boys and is a part of Crochet for a Cause, an organization that donates hand-knitted beanies to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Leyba is passionate about this organization’s mission and teaches quarterly crocheting classes for Harrah’s employees. Last year, the casino donated 86 beanies to the hospital; this year, the goal is 200.
Leyba is a native Arizonan, having been born and raised in South Phoenix. She is a current resident of Tempe, Ariz.
About Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino
Celebrating nearly 23 years in Maricopa, Ariz., Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is Arizona’s first and only tribal casino to have an international management partner, Caesars Entertainment. In addition to its slot machines, video poker, video keno, statewide progressives and live action poker and blackjack, Harrah’s Ak-Chin boasts the only bingo hall in the Caesars organization. Casino guests can also enjoy live entertainment in The Lounge and a variety of dining options including the Copper Cactus Grill, Agave’s Restaurant, The Range Steakhouse, The Buffet and Dunkin Donuts®. Harrah’s Ak-Chin is the also the only casino in Arizona that allows guests, through its Total Rewards program, to unlock benefits and other prizes that can be used worldwide at the entire Caesars’ family of casinos. Harrah’s Ak-Chin has been named a Most Admired Company by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ, and Phoenix Business Journal has named the property one of the “Best Places to Work in the Valley” four consecutive years. Harrah’s Ak-Chin was also awarded a Volunteer Service Award from the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
Harrah’s Ak-Chin is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion that will include an additional 230 guest rooms bringing the total to more than 500, a spa, a conference center with increased ballroom space, additional restaurants and a multi-level parking structure.
For more information, please visit www.harrahsakchin.com.