Mohegan COO Jody Madigan resigns

Mohegan COO Jody Madigan resigns
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The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has announced that Chief Operating Officer Jody Madigan has resigned from his role effective Aug. 1.

The executive is taking leave of absence in the intervening period. Mohegan did not provide a reason for his resignation.

Madigan served as COO for more than two and a half years since joining the company in August 2021. Formerly, he was the General Manager of Mohegan’s Paragon Casino Resort for more than three years.

Mohegan Casino at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas General Manager Joseph Hasson has been appointed as his interim replacement while Mohegan searches for a permanent successor. Hasson will also continue in that GM role while serving in his new capacity.

In a statement, Mohegan called Hasson “the obvious choice” to step up given his extensive experience, which includes previous executive roles such as stints as COO of Station Casinos and Red Rock Resorts and Senior Vice-President of operations at Station Casinos.

As interim COO, he will now report to Mohegan CEO and President Ray Pineault.

“Joseph’s deep understanding of the gaming and hospitality industry makes him exceptionally qualified to maintain our high service and operational excellence standards,” Pineault said. “We are confident Joe’s extensive experience and proven leadership will ensure continuity in our operations and guest experience.”

Latest hierarchical change at Mohegan

Madigan’s departure comes just weeks after Mohegan appointed Ari Glazer as its new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Carol Anderson effective May 1. Pineault is currently overseeing the company’s finance operations until Glazer’s arrival.

When he begins work, Glazer will be responsible for all financial activities including financial planning and analysis, capital markets, accounting, tax, treasury, procurement and cash management.

The C-suite changes follow a record 2023 for Mohegan. Revenue hit an all-time high of $1.67 billion last year while the year’s adjusted EBITDA of $399.9 million was the company’s second-highest on record after 2022.