Posts Tagged ‘new hire’

Mohegan Sun Hires John Washko As New VP Of Convention Sales

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

UNCASVILLE, CT (July 18, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is excited to announce the hiring of John Washko as Vice President of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales. Washko has held previous executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Washko will be heavily involved with the sales and direction of the Mohegan Sun Expo Center, currently being built near the Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun.

“We’re very thrilled to have John Washko on board here at Mohegan Sun, especially with the property expanding. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to our meetings and conventions team, which is already one of the best in the industry.” –Ray Pineault, President and General Manager of Mohegan Sun.

Washko has also held important roles in sales, marketing, group sales and hospitality in his 20+ year career in the resort industry. In addition to his previous roles with Atlantis and The Broadmoor, Washko was VP of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings International.

In his new role as VP of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales, Washko will oversee the meetings & conventions division at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, which will include in large part, heading the sales and direction for the new 132,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center, slated for a Summer 2018 opening.

Washko, a James Madison University graduate, has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in 2015 by HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International) and in 2010 was awarded “Marketer of the Year” from HSMAI as well.  Washko is an Executive Committee Member of HSMAI’s America’s Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board for Elite Meetings International.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by the 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 Names Two New Directors

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

20-year team member, Don Sikorski, was promoted to Director of Shops at Mohegan Sun and former Phoenix Suns Executive, Lynn Agnello, hired as Director of Sponsorships

UNCASVILLE, CT (April 5, 2017) – Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Don Sikorski and the hiring of Lynn Agnello. Both join the Director level at Mohegan Sun, Sikorski as Director of Shops at Mohegan Sun and Agnello as director of Sponsorships.

Joining Mohegan Sun in 1997, and prior to that, being a Senior Accountant for The Mohegan Tribe, Don Sikorski brings 20 years of valuable business, management and retail operations skills and experience to his newly promoted role in overseeing the 225,000 square-foot, Shops at Mohegan Sun. In addition to the many responsibilities that come along with such a vast, high revenue generating area, Sikorski will also be largely involved in the direction & strategic planning for all future retail and tenant opportunities at Mohegan Sun.

Sikorski is a Southern CT State University graduate and currently resides in Norwich with his wife and two sons, Kyle and Kevin.

Lynn Agnello joins the Mohegan Sun corporate team by way of Phoenix, Arizona, where she most recently represented radio sales across the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, as Network Audio Sales Manager for Skyview Networks. From 2001 – 2013, Agnello served initially as VP of Corporate Sales, then as Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships and later promoted to Executive Vice President of Partnership Development for the Phoenix Suns. Now as Director of Sponsorships, Agnello will lead a team focused on working with various partners to deliver unique and impactful activations for the countless special & signature events, concerts, Connecticut Sun and New England Black Wolves Lacrosse games at Mohegan Sun.

Agnello is an Indiana University graduate, a 2011 Stevie Award winner as “Best Executive” for companies with up to 250 employees, was named The Business Journals Top 25 Valley Business Women Leaders for 2011 as well and is a board member on the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, 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 80 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.