Women in Finance 2020

Cathy Behnen

  Chief Financial Officer - Jamul Casino®

Cathy Behnen is the Chief Financial Officer of Jamul Casino®. She has over 15 years of experience in financial leadership, improving business processes, and increasing profitability. She is passionate about managing finances in the gaming industry, where the numbers are dynamic and directly connected to the gaming floor.

As CFO, Ms. Behnen is responsible for the financial management of Jamul Casino. She also contributes to the overall direction of the Casino as part of its leadership team. The Casino’s recent handling of COVID is a point of particular pride. In addition to creating a detailed operating plan, leadership produced a video sent to all team members in advance of re-opening. It tied the Casino’s mission of excellent service to its new COVID protocols, and initiated a culture of open communication about safety in this season.

Ms. Behnen previously served as the VP of Finance and Corporate Controller for The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. It was here that she fell in love with the gaming industry, and found the excitement of the casino floor energizing to her work with the finances. She also worked at SunEdison as the Head of Internal Audit and VP of Operations, and as a Partner at Rubin Brown LLP. She is a Certified Public Accountant.

Ms. Behnen earned her BS in Accounting from the University of Missouri- Columbia and her MBA from Saint Louis University. She credits her parents’ entrepreneurism—especially her mother’s successful management of multiple businesses—as influential from a young age.

Cathy Behnen can be reached at 619-315-2282 or Cathy.Behnen@jamulcasinosd.com