Connecticut-based entertainment and gaming brand Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) announced Thursday the appointment of Nelson Parker as Senior Vice President, Stretegic Development to identify, assess and execute growth opportunities and strategic new venture projects for the company.
Parker brings a wealth of experience leading complex multi-party transactions and hotel and casino development projects. “His experience will prove invaluable as the brand continues to deepen its footprint”, MGE stated.
Carol Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MGE, said in an official press release: “We are thrilled to welcome Nelson Parker to our executive team to lead the development of key projects and strategic partnerships. 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.”
In his new role, Parker will report directly to Anderson and play a critical role in future growth and capital planning. Parker will be responsible for initiating and vetting growth opportunities, as well as collaborating with all functional areas to complete implementation.
Parker is a gaming industry veteran having served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Penn National Gaming, Senior Vice President of Hotel & Casino Development at Hard Rock International, Vice President of Development at Foxwoods Resort Casino (owned and operated by MGE), and Corporate Director of Development at Argosy Gaming. Prior to joining MGE, he served as a Managing Director at Driftwood Capital, a private equity fund focused on hospitality investments.