The Pamunkey Indian Tribal Gaming Authority has appointed Rodney Ferguson as Executive Vice President of Gaming and Resort Operations, effective April 12. He will serve in a senior leadership position for the Norfolk Resort & Casino as well as gaming and resort operations for the Authority generally.
Ferguson, who was most recently the CEO/General Manager at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, brings more than years of commercial and Native gaming and resort experience to the Norfolk Resort & Casino.
Tim Langston, Chairman of the Pamunkey Indian Tribal Gaming Authority, commented: “The Tribe and the Gaming Authority could not be more excited to welcome Rodney to our team. He brings decades of experience to our Norfolk casino and understands the mission of our Tribe and our goal of bringing a world-class casino to the region and investing back into the community.”
Robert Gray, Chief of the Pamunkey Indian Tribe, added: “When we started our national search, we had no idea that the road for this important position would lead us right back to Hampton Roads. He understands the business and he understands the community. We couldn’t have found a better combination of talent and integrity.”
While at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Ferguson oversaw the day-to-day management of the organization, successfully executed effective growth strategies, and developed a Tribal Career Development Program.
He has an in-depth understanding of all aspects of gaming and resort operations, having served in the roles of CFO, COO and then CEO at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Prior to his time in Wisconsin, Ferguson served in senior executive positions, including CEO, in several jurisdictions around the country.
“I am honored the tribe has put their trust in me to bring their vision of a premier destination resort and casino to an area I know well,” said Ferguson. “It feels great to return home to Virginia and Hampton Roads.”