ohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), developer of awe-inspiring integrated entertainment resorts (IER) worldwide, announced the appointment of Ray Pineault as its President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of MGE, Pineault will oversee all day-to-day operations for MGE, including ongoing brand growth. This marks a new chapter for the company as it navigates out of the pandemic and through the world of integrated entertainment and the digital gaming landscape. Pineault has been acting as Interim CEO for MGE since March 31, 2021, according to a press release.
James Gessner Jr., Chairman of the Mohegan Tribe and MGE Management Board: "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 Chief Operating Officer of MGE, Pineault brings legal and business knowledge with him to the CEO role.
Pineault will be responsible for the overall success of MGE where he will create, communicate, and execute a global vision, strategy, and direction for the company, drive the company's culture, values, and behavior, build a high performing executive team, and allocate capital to the company's priorities. He will also drive the operational results of all MGE owned and affiliated properties – through overseeing the effective development, implementation, and measurement of all strategic business plans including capital and operating budgets, marketing, technology, people, operations, development, and legal.
Pineault commented: "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."