Generation eXecutive Podcast with Andrea Bricca

September 29, 2023



The GENeration eXecutive podcast hosted by Andrea Bricca features conversations with executives and leaders who are part of Generation X.

Many discussions in business circles center on the departing Baby Boomers or the rising Millennials in the workforce and executive ranks. GENeration eXecutive podcast focuses on a generation firmly seated in the executive ranks.

Who are these leaders? How did they build their careers? What do they have to share about leadership?

Episode One: Chris Smith, Senior Vice President Human Resources, Station Casinos

From opening the former Aladdin on the Las Vegas Strip to joining Station Casinos as Senior Vice President, Human Resources in 2022, Chris Smith realizes the importance of being kind, embracing technology, and being a continuous learner. In this episode, Chris shares the understanding of what others need from you as a leader plays in success and how the success of others provides its own satisfaction.

Episode Two: Lorrie Bamford, General Counsel, ECL Entertainment, LLC

Lorrie Bamford knew from a young age she wanted to be a lawyer and built a legal career that has offered her opportunities she could never have imagined.  In this episode of GENeration eXecutive,  Lorrie shares with Andrea Bricca what her career with law firms and companies has taught her about confidence, resilience, and leading with authenticity.

Andrea Bricca

Managing Partner, Las Vegas

Andrea is Managing Partner of the firm’s Las Vegas office, with a focus on the legal, gaming and hospitality sectors and has significant executive search experience.

Her search experience in gaming and hospitality includes working with companies that provide associated technologies.

Episode Three: Sylvia Tiscareño, Chief Legal Officer, GAN Ltd

Sylvia Tiscareño grew up in Las Vegas with front-line casino workers as her parents and started her career in hotel operations before settling on a career in law.  Intuition and grit are two of Sylvia’s hallmarks and led her to take a chance on the burgeoning sports wagering industry years before it became mainstream. Hear why Sylvia thinks Generation X is the greatest generation as she joins Andrea Bricca on this episode of GENeration eXecutive.

Episode Four: Kristen Searer, President, Public Education Foundation

As the newspaper industry contracted, Kirsten Searer parlayed her lifelong connection to education into a new career that eventually led to her current role as President of The Public Education Foundation. On this episode of GENeration eXecutive, hear how empathy led to one of Kirsten’s biggest accomplishments, how her reporter’s mindset has aided her career, and her belief in the need for curiosity as the workplace evolves.

Episode Five: Rachel Larrenaga, Acting General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Genalyte, Inc.

Rachel Larrenaga’s family has played a key role in her career, from teaching her the value of hard work early to the increased importance she placed on mission alignment with her employer once she became a mother. On this episode of GENeration eXecutive hear Rachel’s career story, including her understanding of Gen X’s tech-savvy even if not tech-dependent, the Gen X belief in altruism and independence as a management style, and thoughts on AI in law and business going forward.

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