Asst. General Manager, Comanche Red River Hotel Casino
Sterling Ticeahkie serves as the Assistant General Manager of Comanche Red River Hotel Casino. He is a member of the Comanche tribe and has more than a decade of experience with Comanche Nation Entertainment.
At Comanche Red River Hotel and Casino, Sterling works closely with the property's General Manager to establish performance expectations, company organization, implementing policies and procedures, vendor relations and instilling a diverse and collaborative workforce. Over the course of his long career with Comanche Nation Entertainment, he has developed a strong sense of the company’s mission and branding, and works to implement the tribe’s vision and history within the casino.
Sterling has worked his way through every department of casino operations, starting in 2008 as a staff member of the Environmental Services (EVS) department at Comanche Red River Casino and Hotel. The following year, Sterling moved to the security department and was promoted to Manager on Duty in 2010. While working in this position, he was selected to participate in Comanche Nation Entertainment’s Leadership and Development program in which he earned his Certificate of Development in Gaming Management in 2011.
While participating in the program, Sterling earned his associate degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in 2013. He was the first Comanche Nation Entertainment employee to complete the program and is the only employee to receive an associate degree while participating.
After finishing the program, Sterling was promoted to Director of Surveillance at Comanche Nation Gaming Commission in early 2013. He later accepted a position at Comanche Star Casino where he served as the casino’s Compliance Manager for seven years. In 2020, Sterling became the General Manager of Comanche Star Casino.
Originally from Lawton, Oklahoma, Sterling lives in Walters, Oklahoma with his wife and four children. In April 2022, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.