Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment appoints Ray Pineault as President and CEO

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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment has appointed Ray Pineault as its President and CEO with immediate effect. He will oversee all day-to-day operations for MGE, including ongoing brand growth. 

Pineault, who has been acting as Interim CEO for MGE since March this year, will be responsible for the overall success of the company where, in alignment with the Tribal Council, he will create, communicate, and execute its global vision, strategy, and direction.

Part of his remit is to build a high performing executive team, and allocate capital to the company’s priorities. He will also drive operational results of all MGE owned and affiliated properties. 

James Gessner Jr, Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board, stated: “I want to congratulate fellow tribal member Ray Pineault as he assumes the role of President and Chief Executive Officer for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. 

“We are tremendously lucky to have someone of Ray’s caliber, experience and intellect taking on this role. His grasp of our organization and all its moving parts across nine worldwide properties is unmatched. Having someone with these abilities come from within our tribal membership makes this day all the more meaningful. Today is a proud day for the Mohegan Nation.”

After 20 years of service to the Mohegan Tribe, including serving as President and General Manager of the brand’s flagship property, Mohegan Sun Connecticut, and most recently as COO of MGE, Pineault brings a wealth of legal and business knowledge with him to the CEO role.

He said: “I have dedicated my career to ensuring the success of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, and I look forward to the immense growth, development and accomplishments we will achieve in this next chapter together. 

“I am grateful to the Mohegan Tribe for this opportunity and will work tirelessly to uphold our values and traditions, both here in the United States and in the communities around the world in which we operate.”