Jahnae brings more than 30 years of gaming, racing, hospitality and entertainment expertise to the Golden Nugget Danville project, including solid operating experience for several significant gaming & racing companies in two different jurisdictions.  She also has direct experience in overall facility planning, development and construction, and the oversight of opening and expansion related projects.

An industry veteran, Erpenbach began her gaming career in 1992, opening Players Island Casino in Metropolis, Illinois – one of the first riverboats to offer gaming in the Midwest.  Since then, she has held senior management positions including CEO, Board Chairperson, Executive Vice President of Operations, General Manager of Gaming and Senior Vice President of Marketing.  She holds multiple degrees in the areas of communications, journalism, psychology, and public relations.  

As Golden Nugget Danville’s General Manager, Erpenbach will oversee day-to-day operations and Community Outreach initiatives, with a mission to remain deeply involved in local activities. Throughout her career she has served on numerous boards for chambers, associations, visitors bureaus, economic development groups, charities, governmental advisory panels.  In addition, Erpenbach has received prestigious awards and recognition for her industry leadership and community involvement.