Susan Flett, President and CEO
Susan joined SaskGaming in 2000 as Director of Player Relations and went on to become Director of Marketing in 2004. In 2010, Susan was appointed Vice President of Marketing and became the Chief Marketing Officer in 2013 prior to her appointment as President and CEO in June 2015.
Before joining SaskGaming, Susan held positions at Crown Life Canada, Crown Investments Corporations and Saskatchewan Transportation Company.
In 1999, Susan was honoured 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.
In the community, Susan has served as a Director for the Moose Jaw Multiplex, is currently a member of the Tourism Executive Committee, a Director on the Regina Symphony Orchestra Board, and serves on the Interjurisdictional Steering Committee of the Canadian Gaming Association.
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.
Gerry Fischer, Sr. Vice President, Marketing & Business Planning
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. In 2005, Gerry became the Vice President of Operations and was named the Chief Operating Officer in 2013.
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 include: 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, the McCain TSN Skins Game (Marketing Chair), the Prairie Fire Rugby Club and the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Currently, Gerry serves as Vice Chair of the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District and as a member of the Royal Regina Golf Club board.
Gerry holds a degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina.
John Amundson, FCPA, FCA, Sr. Vice President, Finance and Information Technology
John joined SaskGaming in January 2016 following more than 22 years in financial management positions with the Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining Saskatchewan’s public service, John worked with Ernst & Young and KPMG.
John graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1988. He subsequently went on to earn the Chartered Accountant, Fellow Chartered Accountant and Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designations.
During his career John was highly involved in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, serving the association and its membership in various leadership roles including Chair of the Professional Conduct Committee, Chair of the Registration Committee, member of the Practice Appraisal Committee and member of council for both CPA Saskatchewan and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He was also involved in the merger of Saskatchewan’s accounting community into one organization, CPA Saskatchewan.
Vacant, Vice President, Risk & Compliance
Blaine Pilatzke, Vice President, Corporate Services
Blaine attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated from the University of Regina.
Blaine spent 17 years working in the labour relations field before coming to SaskGaming in 2004 as Director of Labour Relations. He was appointed Vice President of Human Resources in 2007 and became Executive Director of Human Resources in 2013.
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, became a Regional Representative with the Public Service Alliance of Canada.
In the community, Blaine serves as a member of the Capital Pension Board.