Mohegan Gaming Appoints Parker as Senior VP

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has appointed Nelson Parker as its new senior VP of strategic development. Parker will play a critical role in future growth and capital planning for the Connecticut tribal operator.

Mohegan Gaming Appoints Parker as Senior VP

On April 8, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) announced the appointment of Nelson Parker as its new senior vice president of strategic development.

In his new role for the Connecticut-based tribal gaming operator, Parker will identify, assess and execute growth opportunities and strategic new venture projects for the company and play a key role in future growth and capital planning. HE will report to MGE Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Carol Anderson.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nelson Parker to our executive team to lead the development of key projects and strategic partnerships,” said Anderson in a statement. “With over 25 years of experience driving growth strategies in both gaming and non-gaming corporations, Nelson’s expertise in omni-channel global gaming markets, Native American gaming, lodging and hospitality will contribute to MGE’s continued success.”

MGE operates seven casinos in the U.S. and Canada and is developing Inspire Korea in Incheon, South Korea.

Prior to joining MGE, Parker served as a managing director at Driftwood Capital, a private equity fund focused on hospitality investments. He has previously served as senior vice president of corporate development at Penn National Gaming, senior vice president of hotel and casino development at Hard Rock International, vice president of development at Foxwoods Resort Casino and corporate director of development at Argosy Gaming.