Nelson Parker appointed MGE SVP, Strategic Development
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) has appointed Nelson Parker as its new Senior Vice President (SVP), Strategic Development.
As noted by MGE, Parker has been appointed to “identify, assess and execute growth opportunities and strategic new venture projects for the company.”
MGE added that he “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.”
Parker previously served as SVP of Corporate Development at Penn National Gaming, SVP of Hotel & Casino Development at Hard Rock International, VP of Development at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and Corporate Director of Development at Argosy Gaming.
He also previously served as a Managing Director at Driftwood Capital, a private equity fund that focuses on hospitality investments.
“We are thrilled to welcome Nelson Parker to our executive team to lead the development of key projects and strategic partnerships,” said MGE SVP and CFO Carol Anderson.
“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.”
Parker will report directly to Anderson, and will play a crucial role in future growth and capital planning. He will be responsible for initiating and vetting growth opportunities for MGE, along with collaborating with all functional areas to complete implementation.
MGE operates many resorts around the world, including Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, Inspire in Incheon, South Korea, and Niagara Casinos in Niagara, Canada.