Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, operators of Mohegan Sun in Connecticut and Pennsylvania and manager of multiple properties throughout the United States and internationally, appointed three new senior executive staff members to support its growing and dynamic brand. Effective immediately, Drew M. Kelley, SVP and CFO; Barbara Kenney, SVP and chief human resources officer; and Richard Lindsay, SVP and chief development officer, officially joined the Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment team.
“Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment is pleased to have Drew M. Kelley, Barbara Kenney and Richard Lindsay join our team of senior executive leaders to support and oversee the continued development of our company throughout the U.S. and abroad,” Mario Kontomerkos, CEO of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, said in a statement. “As MGE develops into the premier global gaming and entertainment company over the coming years, the investment of time and effort we are dedicating to forming a highly experienced and skilled senior executive team will undoubtedly result in solidifying our position as a worldwide industry leader in integrated resort experiences.”
Kelley brings a significant background in investment banking specialized in gaming, hospitality and leisure to the company. In his new role, Kelley reports to Kontomerkos, providing executive leadership and strategic direction for all aspects of the company’s financial activities, while addressing areas for opportunity and implementing tactics to accelerate growth for MGE. Kelley is also responsible for communicating with the Mohegan Tribal Chairman and Tribal Council regarding all financial matters to further support the efficiency of the company’s overall business plan. Before accepting the role with MGE, Kelley served as interim CEO of ARC Group Worldwide, and spent many years as the company’s CFO during the years prior. In addition, Kelley spent more than 10 years in progressive levels of investment banking and equity research with several leading Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch & Co., Bear, Stearns & Co., and Jefferies, serving as advisor to numerous gaming and entertainment companies.
As the new SVP and chief human resources officer, Kenney develops the overarching global human capital strategy to drive continued growth for MGE, while also overseeing all facets of human capital and guest service. In addition to her key focuses and day-to-day responsibilities, Kenney partners with MGE ’s CEO and senior leadership to provide strategic direction, tactical planning and operational insight for all human capital functions across the brand portfolio, including all of Mohegan Sun’s owned and operated properties in the United States and Asia. Prior to joining MGE, Kenney served as the VP of human resources for The Hartford Financial Services Group for 11 years, where she drove various business transformations and comprehensive redesigns of the organization to create greater capabilities and bottom line results.
Additionally, Lindsay is responsible for overseeing, directing and managing the business development and growth opportunities for MGE, including identifying, negotiating and creating strategic deals both internationally and domestically. Lindsay will work closely with the CEO and executive leadership to drive the company’s strategic vision of becoming world-renowned as a premier, global integrated resort and entertainment brand. Before joining the MGE team, Lindsay worked with John Buck Company and Kerzner International and brings decades of experience developing world-class resorts in global markets including the United Arab Emirates, Dubai, India, England, Germany and Mexico.