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UNCASVILLE, Conn., Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), operators of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and manager of multiple properties throughout the United States and internationally, today announced the appointment of three new senior executive staff members to support its growing and dynamic brand. Effective immediately, Drew M. Kelley, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Barbara Kenney, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Richard Lindsay, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, have officially joined the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment team and will apply their expertise to lead the company into its next phase of growth.
“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is pleased to have Drew M. Kelley, Barbara Kenney and Richard Lindsay join our team of senior executive leaders to support and oversee the continued development of our company throughout the U.S. and abroad,” said Mario Kontomerkos, Chief Executive Officer of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. “As MGE develops into the premier global gaming and entertainment company over the coming years, the investment of time and effort we are dedicating to forming a highly experienced and skilled senior executive team will undoubtedly result in solidifying our position as a worldwide industry leader in integrated resort experiences.”
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment appointed Drew M. Kelley as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, bringing a significant background in investment banking specialized in gaming, hospitality and leisure to the company. In his new role, Kelley reports to CEO Mario Kontomerkos, providing executive leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of the company’s financial activities, while addressing key areas for opportunity and implementing tactics to accelerate growth for MGE. As CFO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Kelley is also responsible for communicating with the Mohegan Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council regarding all financial matters to further support the efficiency of the company’s overall business plan. Before accepting the role with MGE, Kelley served as interim CEO of ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. and spent many years as the company’s CFO during the years prior. In addition, Kelley spent more than 10 years in progressive levels of investment banking and equity research with several leading Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch & Co., Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., and Jefferies LLC, serving as advisor to numerous gaming and entertainment companies.
As the new Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Barbara Kenney develops the overarching global Human Capital Strategy to drive continued growth for MGE, while also overseeing all facets of human capital and guest service. In addition to her key focuses and day-to-day responsibilities, Kenney partners with MGE’s CEO and senior leadership to provide strategic direction, tactical planning and operational insight for all human capital functions across the brand portfolio, including all of Mohegan Sun’s owned and operated properties in the United States and Asia. Prior to joining MGE, Kenney served as the Vice President of Human Resources for The Hartford Financial Services Group for 11 years, where she drove various business transformations and comprehensive redesigns of the organization to create greater capabilities and bottom line results.
Additionally, Richard Lindsay joins the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment team as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer and is responsible for overseeing, directing and managing the business development and growth opportunities for MGE, including identifying, negotiating and creating strategic deals both internationally and domestically. As Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Lindsay will work closely with the CEO and executive leadership to drive the company’s strategic vision of becoming world-renowned as a premier, global integrated resort and entertainment brand. Before joining the MGE team, Lindsay worked with John Buck Company and Kerzner International and brings decades of experience developing world-class resorts in global markets including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, New Delhi, England, Germany and Mexico.
ABOUT MOHEGAN GAMING & ENTERTAINMENT
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) is a commercial gaming company headquartered in Uncasville, Connecticut at the home of its flagship property, Mohegan Sun. MGE is owner, developer, and/or manager of integrated resorts throughout the United States, including Connecticut, New Jersey, Washington, Pennsylvania, and Northern Asia. MGE are owners and operators of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA and New England Black Wolves, a professional lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League. For more information on MGE and our properties, visit www.mohegangaming.com.
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