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Chandler dad takes volunteerism seriously

July 3rd, 2018 development
Chandler dad takes volunteerism seriously

By Abbie S. Fink, Guest Writer


Michael Kintner likes to joke that he plays games for a living.

As director of marketing and operations at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino in Maricopa, the Chandler man is responsible for all aspects of marketing and casino operations for the casino. including database marketing, casino marketing, advertising, VIP events, promotions, entertainment, sales, public relations and games.  

Harrah’s Ak-Chin is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar expansion that will include an additional 230 guest rooms bringing the total to more than 500, a spa, a conference center with increased ballroom space, additional restaurants and a multi-level parking structure.

But what really defines him is his complete dedication to his family. The dad cherishes his free time with his wife, Amanda, two sons, Mason and Chase, and their two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Oakley and Kyah.

He is a diehard Wildcat fan who often takes his family to attend University of Arizona football, basketball and baseball games.

He also finds time to give back to the community.  

He is part of Harrah’s HERO program, an employee-based volunteer program in which volunteers make contributions to the community by lending their time, skills, expertise and caring to dozens of volunteer projects throughout the community.

Kintner and his family members volunteer with organizations that run the gamut. including United Blood Services, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, United Way, Meals on Wheels, American Cancer Society and First Things First.

He expanded his role as a volunteer with First Things First and now serves on the Pinal County Regional Partnership Council of First Things First board of directors.

“As a father of two, I can understand how challenging – and even scary – it can be to get your children ready to succeed before they enter school,” Kintner said. “I took on this role as a leader and also as a dad. The stakes could not be any higher.”

Kintner earned both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from the University of Arizona.

He has been with Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino since 2005.