Rodney Ferguson, chief executive officer and general manager at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee recently resigned to return to his Virginia roots and help the Pamunkey Indian Tribe develop and manage a new casino in Norfolk.
Ferguson said, “While I am excited about moving back home to pursue this exciting opportunity, I am saddened to be leaving Potawatomi and Milwaukee. With the help of many great team members, we’ve accomplished much over the last several years.”
Ferguson was a Potawatomi executive twice: he served as its chief financial officer from 2013 to 2015 and as chief operating officer from 2016 to 2017, before he was named chief executive officer and general manager.
Among his accomplishments, Ferguson helped to open and expand the property’s hotel and coordinate its presenting sponsorship of the city’s streetcar. He also assisted the Potawatomi Tribe develop Covid-19 guidelines.
Ferguson served on the board of directors at Menomonee Valley Partners, COA Youth and Family Centers, Wisconsin Policy Forum, Sojourner Family Peace Center, Teach For America, the Governor’s Council for Workforce Investment, MRA and the MMAC Leadership Council.
The search for a new chief executive officer/general manager has started.