Position: Vice President/CFO
Brian Wessels joined Prairie Meadows in October 2008 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Brian graduated from the school of business accounting at the University of Northern Iowa, and he attended the graduate program in business administration at the University of South Dakota. Brian brings vital experience as the former chief financial officer and director of finance at Argosy Casino Sioux City. There, he led seven departments – accounting, compliance, purchasing, cage operations, information technology, receiving, and risk management. He also served that organization as acting general manager and transition team leader during Argosy Gaming Company’s changeover ownership to Penn National Gaming. Before that, Brian was director of finance for two gaming properties, the Admiral Saint Louis (President Casinos) and Meskwaki Bingo and Casino (Tama). At the beginning of his career, Brian gained foundational working experience at public accounting firms. Brian formerly served on the board of Habitat for Humanity (Sioux City) and he was board chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland. He initially became involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters in January 2002, serving as a board member of the Southern Illinois chapter.