Creek Indian Enterprises to stand alone without gaming

Published 10:32 am Sunday, September 23, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
special to the standard

Creek Indian Enterprises is in the process of undergoing many changes, according to president and CEO Tim Martin.
The Smoke Shop located on Poarch Road, along with one in Wetumpka, are coming out as stand alone businesses effective Oct. 1, according to Martin.
Kitty Stuart, former general manager of Poarch Creek Indians gaming has changed job titles. Stuart is now the general manager of the CIE smoke shops in Atmore and Wetumpka and the River Oaks Apartments. Martin said CIE will also be expanding a smoke shop into Tallapoosa
Stuart said she is thrilled about the changes she has made.
Another personnel change being made for CIE is a move for Bridget Wasdin. Wasdin is making the move from special assistant of Martin to chief operations officer.
Wasdin will work as a link between the general managers for nine separate units including the CIE smoke shops effective Oct. 1, River Oaks Apartments effective Oct. 1, Magnolia Branch Wildlife Reserve, Perdido River Farms, Poarch Road Service Center, Best Western, Muskogee Metalworks, Premier Family Eyecare and Tallapoosa Entertainment Center
With the smoke shops added the to the list of separate entities, CIE personnel are responsible for many employees.
Martin is proud that Wasdin is making her way up in the company, he said.