During her tenure as CEO at Grand Canyon Resort Corporation, Jennifer Turner was responsible for many improvements:

• Ground breaking and completion of $33 million road improvement project. Garnered $22 million in PR and over $6 million in media coverage for The Hualapai Tribe.

• 26% increase of FIT (Free Independent Travelers) to Grand Canyon West during 2013 season.

• Opened new Chevron Ticketing Center on Highway 93/Arizona.

• Record breaking revenue and visitation during 2014 due to implementation of innovative media platforms. December 29, 2014, was a record breaking day with over 5,570 visitors.

• Increased funding for Summer Youth Programs.

• Completion of water line project.

• Added new food court and food kiosks to Grand Canyon West.

• Started Electrical Grid project.

• Created and Implemented new Leadership program.

• Laundry and fitness centers added to staff facilities.

• Increased business relationships with various film, television companies such as MTV, BET and Telemundo.

• New way finder signage system.

• Finalized scope and design of Phase I - Visitors Center to finish the building.

• GCW Airport extension runway project.

• Implementation of electrical generator project saving over $1 million annually in diesel fuel.

• Implementation of 'Hop On and Hop Off' shuttle bus programs.

• Created GCW Master Plan including: Hotel, RV Park, new kitchens, remodeling of Hualapai Ranch, Skywalk Visitor Center, Air Operations terminal, expansion of retail locations and food and beverage outlets.

• Construction of a new community grocery store/gas station - $2.2 million project.

• Zip Line opportunity poised and ready to generate millions of dollars of additional revenues annually.  Worked with firm awarded the project and design build team to create a unique attraction for Grand Canyon Resort Corporation.


Diamond Bar Road opening celebration



The Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel is a 243 room hotel, which features a 45,000 sq ft indoor water park. The hotel was designed to be rustic contemporary in feel, while adding many Native American cultural elements from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's history.

The property features a food court, full sit-down casual restaurant and lounge, outside dining facing Waabooz Run Golf Course, a sundeck, a courtyard with a kid's play area, a separate adult pool, whirlpool, sauna, and steam room, a gift shop, snack shop, and a full service pro shop.

During Ms. Turner's tenure as CEO of Migizi Economic Development Company, Ms. Turner had complete

oversight and responsibility for the Water Park Construction Project.

Working closely with the Project Manager, Ms. Turner guided Migizi EDC/Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe through architect and construction manager selection, as well as the design and value-engineering process.

Ms. Turner was responsible for the continuous communication and engagement of all project

stakeholders, which included holding weekly construction walks.

Ms. Turner ultimately steered the project to completion and grand opening within 9 months of breaking ground and ensured final project numbers came in unprecedentedly under budget.

The grand opening of Soaring Eagle Water Park was held in May  of 2012.




Saganing Sagamok Shell & Eagle Valley Outfitter's was an existing store purchased by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe just prior to constructing and opening Saganing Eagles Landing Casino in Standish, Michigan.  In early 2007, Ms. Turner was asked by Tribal Council to submit a business plan to renovate, transition and operate the store underneath the newly created Migizi Economic Development Company's umbrella.

Ms. Turner successfully renovated both stores by updating flooring, changing outdoor and indoor signage, installing new Point-of Sale (POS) and surveillance systems, as well as other minor upgrades.  Ms. Turner was also responsible for transitioning existing staff, recruiting and hiring new staff, training staff, as well as the

procurement of all new inventory for the Sagamok Shell Convenience Store.

Ms. Turner worked closely with the State of Michigan on transferring the existing stores Liquor License to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, as well as wrote all new policies and procedures to handle beer/liquor sales transactions and ensured all staff were properly trained.

Ms. Turner also handled the transfer of the existing stores Federal Firearms License to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and worked with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Division.  Ms. Turner wrote store procedures for handling firearms and firearm sales transactions, as well as ensured all staff were properly trained.

Ms. Turner worked extensively with Forward's Corporation - a Shell fuel wholesaler to transition the existing store from a Chevron Fuel Station to a Shell Fuel Station.  Turner ensured all franchise requirements were followed and secured a 5 year re-branding rebate for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe to help off-set the cost of new fuel pumps and other signage required for the re-branding.


The Soaring Eagle Hideway RV Park is located behind the Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel. It features a beautiful 25 acre lake and a club house originally built by renowned architect Alden B. Dow . The RV Park has 67 sites complete with water, sewer, and electricity hook-ups. The RV Park features concrete pads, a fire pit, kid's play area, and picnic tables.  The Club House has TV's, board games, game systems, and a craft station. A large deck overlooks the lake and is perfect for relaxing.

The lake offers recreational fishing, paddle boating, kayaking, and canoeing. The beachfront offers sunbathing and swimming opportunities.

Soaring Eagle Hideaway RV Park was constructed simultaneously with the Soaring Eagle Water Park during Ms. Turner's tenure as CEO of Migizi Economic Development Company.

Ms. Turner guided Migizi/Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe through the design and value-engineering

phase. Ms. Turner worked closely with the project manager to ensure the project was completed in a timely manner and final project numbers came in within the budget. Along with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Ms. Turner celebrated the opening of the RV Park In August of 2012





Cardinal Pharmacy opened in 2008 and is a wholly owned LLC operated by the Migizi Economic Development Company and owned by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. Cardinal Pharmacy currently services Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal Members, Tribal employees, as well as Tribal employee dependents. The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has a self-funded insurance program. Cardinal Pharmacy saves the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe over $450,000 annually by providing in-house pharmacy services to over 3,000 members and employees. Cardinal Pharmacy is able to purchase prescription drugs at wholesale cost versus paying retail costs.

Cardinal Pharmacy offers the convenience of shopping for other items by featuring 2,700 square

feet of retail space selling over-the-counter medications, Yankee Candles, jewelry, unique gifts, as well as greeting cards and wrapping paper.

Ms. Turner had full oversight of the project from design through pharmacy opening.  Ms. Turner worked extensively with the in-house Tribal Legal  Department to obtain proper licensing through the  State of Michigan, as well as following all federal laws and guidelines.  Ms. Turner was responsible for procurement of all start-up inventory and Point-of

-Sale (POS) and surveillance systems. Ms. Turner was instrumental in saving thousands of dollars on prescription drug costs, pharmacy equipment and supplies by entering Cardinal Pharmacy into a contract with a regional pharmacy buying group.

Ms. Turner also utilized her contacts in the pharmaceutical and gift industry by securing Cardinal Pharmacy's membership into an exclusive gift and merchandise buying group.


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