Casino Hosts

Ashley Blackburn – Executive Casino Host

Ashley started at Prairie Meadows as a greeter during the 2007 horse racing season. Ashley’s smile, enthusiasm and attention to detail made her a natural fit as a casino host. Ashley enjoys sitting down and getting to know our guests at our VIP events. In Ashley’s time off, she enjoys shopping, fishing and spending time with her family.

 


Casey Glenn – Executive Casino Host

Casey has been hosting players at Prairie Meadows since 2002. Her passion for people shines in her smile and demeanor. In 2008, Casey traveled with the winners of our Player Points Cruise Challenge to the Caribbean where she and her husband renewed their vows in celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary. Get to know Casey and her many interests such as animals, whitewater rafting, NASCAR and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

 


Kim Bisignano

Kim hails from Des Moines’ Southside and has worked at Prairie Meadows as a casino host since 2006. In her previous career, she served the health care industry as a registered nurse. Kim’s favorite time of year is spring and she loves the start of our horse racing season. Spring also gives her the opportunity to put her green thumb to use in her garden. Say hi to Kim next time you see her walking the floor or working in the lounge.

 


Judy Crane

Judy’s career at Prairie Meadows started over 16 years ago in the racing department. With her kind and honest character, Judy makes an ideal casino host. Our annual summer fireworks show is one of Judy’s most treasured Prairie Meadows traditions. In Judy’s time off she is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. One interesting fact about Judy is she used to play poker for a living. Ask Judy about her poker playing history when you see her on the floor.

 


Holley Drees

Holley began her career at Prairie Meadows in 2010 as a Prairie Gold Club Representative. Her most recent position was in the Slot Operations Department as a CFA. Holley has over 20 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry. She is currently continuing her education in Sales and Marketing. Holley enjoys being outside and working in her yard.

 


Sai Ounlokham

Sai began his career here at Prairie Meadows in April 2012. In his previous profession, he was in the Automotive Industry in the Des Moines area. Sai has been married for over 33 years and has three children. Some of his hobbies include fishing and hunting. Sai also enjoys playing ping pong and plays the guitar. Sai stays in shape by bicycling and jogging.

 


Ann Gessmann

Ann began her career at Prairie Meadows in May of 2013 as a Casino Floor Attendant. Her positive attitude makes her a great fit as the newest member of the Player Services team. In her time away from Prairie Meadows she enjoys traveling, golfing and spending time with family and friends. She owns her own Thoroughbred horses and has been racing them at Prairie Meadows since the track opened. Ask Ann about her horses next time you see her out on the floor.

 

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