Cody J. Martinez
Chairman, Sycuan Band Of The Kumeyaay Nation
SD 500 recap: Cody J. Martinez is chairman of the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation. As chairman, Martinez is responsible for strengthening the East County tribe’s business interests, including its golf resort and casino, and the historic US Grant hotel downtown, which is also owned by the tribe. Sycuan is currently working on a $226 million expansion of its hotel, casino and resort. Martinez helped create a first-in-the-nation Natural Resource Management Plan for nearly 1,500 acres of land acquired by the Sycuan Band. He is a member of the California Indian Gaming Association and serves on the board of the San Diego Association of Governments representing Southern California Tribal Chairmen’s Association.