Employment

Mohegan Sun Promotes Randy Noka To Vice President of New Markets

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

UNCASVILLE, CT (March 8, 2018) – Mohegan Sun, located in Uncasville, CT and one of the largest entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States, recently named Narragansett Tribal Member, Randy Noka, as VP of New Markets. Noka has been a vital team member of Mohegan Sun for 13 years, and now leads a dedicated group focused on expanding Mohegan Sun’s high-end network casino clientele business and maintaining long term guest loyalty.

“Randy has been a very passionate, very experienced and hard working part of our team here at our flagship property in Connecticut, with many years of dedicated experience in driving business and providing exceptional guest service. We’re thrilled to see him elevated to the leadership team within New Markets. Mohegan Sun takes great pride in Native American success within the organization too, and this promotion was certainly well deserved.” – President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun, Ray Pineault.

Randy Noka joined Mohegan Sun in 2005, taking on an Executive Host position and soon thereafter, he was promoted to Director of New Markets where strong customer relationships and building new ones were integral. His background also includes marketing, conservation work and law enforcement, dating back to the early 90s.

Noka has been an elected Councilman for the Narragansett Indian Tribe and has been since 1996. He has previously also served in the capacities of First Councilman and Ambassador for the Narragansett and he has been an officer for the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and the National Congress of American Indians.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN:

Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

Mohegan Sun & Connecticut Marine Trades Association Ink Partnership At The Mohegan Sun Expo Center

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Set to open in mid-2018, The Mohegan Sun Expo Center Signs On A Multi-Year Boat Show

UNCASVILLE, CT (December 21, 2017) – It was announced today from The Cabaret Theatre inside Mohegan Sun, that the Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA) signed the first year’s contract of a three year agreement with Mohegan Sun, to host their annual boat show in the all-new Expo Center, which is approaching its final stages of construction at the resort located in scenic, Mystic Country CT. CMTA’s first show at Mohegan Sun will be January of 2019.

With Mohegan Sun’s major convention space expansion, totaling 250,000 square-feet and to include within that, a 125,000 square-foot Expo Center, 20,000 square-foot Earth Ballroom, 15 meeting rooms and 20,000 square-feet earmarked for new dining or entertainment space, CMTA joins Barrett-Jackson & United Natural Foods as partners already planning shows in The Mohegan Sun Expo Center. The expansion is on schedule, with an open date expected for summer 2018.

The Connecticut Marine Trades Association’s trade show is set to begin in January of 2019, and this event will be CMTA’s 50th annual boat show. CMTA Chairman, Ron Helbig, CMTA Executive Director, Kathleen Burns and CMTA Dir. & Show Committee Chair, Phil Gaudreau, among many others, all celebrated the signing along with Mohegan Sun leaders on the morning of December 21st, which included Mohegan Tribal Chairman, Kevin “Red Eagle” Brown, Assistant General Manager of Mohegan Sun, Jeff Hamilton, VP of Expo & Convention Sales of Mohegan Sun, John Washko.

For more information on Mohegan Sun’s meetings & conventions and the new Expo Center, visit: mohegansun.com/meetings

About Connecticut Marine Trades Association (CMTA): The CMTA is a not-for-profit trade association representing boating and related marine industries throughout Connecticut, from the Long Island Sound to the state’s rivers and lakes. Founded in 1954, the CMTA has over 330 member businesses and is dedicated to the well-being of the industry by promoting the interests of recreational boating, improving industry condition, monitoring legislative and regulatory issues, and advancing boating education throughout the state. In 2018, the 49th CMTA produced Hartford Boat Show will be held February 8-11, 2018 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford,  CT. www.ctmarinetrades.org or www.hartfordboatshow.com.

About Mohegan Sun: Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com. Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.

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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) Announces Kontomerkos to Lead MGE

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (September 13, 2017)After an extensive worldwide review, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), operators of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, manager of multiple properties throughout the United States, and developer of the Inspire Integrated Resort in South Korea, today announced the appointment of Mario Kontomerkos to Chief Executive Officer of MGE effective October 16. In this new role, Kontomerkos will oversee all day-to-day operations for MGE, including ongoing brand growth and continuing to ensure MGE delivers unmatched personalized services and memorable guest experiences. Kontomerkos has served as the Chief Financial Officer for MGE since September 2011.

“Having served as a Senior Executive for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment for nearly six years, Mario has, in his role as Chief Financial Officer, actively supported Mohegan’s development of new opportunities in the United States and abroad,” said Kevin Brown “Red Eagle”, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board. “Mario’s knowledge and experience has kept us disciplined in our financial approach, competitive in the gaming and entertainment industry, and always cognizant of a business and management approach aligned with our Tribal Culture and the Mohegan Way.  We trust he will only further build MGE as a compelling, all-encompassing brand – solidifying MGE as an industry leader in integrated resort experiences around the world.”

“Due to the incredible efforts of a very talented, dedicated, and special group of people here at MGE, we have over the last five years quietly been part of an amazing turnaround story in our industry,” said Mario Kontomerkos, Chief Executive Officer of MGE. “I am grateful to the Mohegan Tribe and the MGE team members for the opportunity to lead MGE into our next phase of growth.”

Prior to his work with MGE, Kontomerkos’s career path evolved through various key financial, research and analytical roles with companies like Penn National Gaming, Magnetar Capital LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities, Lehman Brothers and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Kontomerkos’ experience also includes service as a consultant for TPG Capital LLC on the acquisition of Harrah’s Entertainment, the largest leveraged buyout in the history of the gaming industry.