Mohegan Sun appointed John Washko as VP of exhibitions & conventions sales. Washko has held previous executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. Washko will be heavily involved with the sales and direction of the Mohegan Sun Expo Center, currently being built near the Earth Tower at Mohegan Sun.
“Were very thrilled to have John Washko on board here at Mohegan Sun, especially with the property expanding. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to our meetings and conventions team, which is already one of the best in the industry.” Ray Pineault, president and GM of Mohegan Sun, said in a statement.
Washko has also held roles in sales, marketing, group sales and hospitality in his more than 20-year career in the resort industry. In addition to his previous roles with Atlantis and The Broadmoor, Washko was VP of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings International.
In his new role as VP of exhibitions & conventions sales, Washko will oversee the meetings & conventions division at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., which will include heading the sales and direction for the new 132,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center, slated for a Summer 2018 opening.
Washko, a James Madison University graduate, has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in 2015 by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International and in 2010 was awarded “Marketer of the Year” from HSMAI as well. Washko is an executive committee member of HSMAI’s America’s board. He also sits on the advisory board for Elite Meetings International.