Nelson Parker to play ‘critical role’ in future Mohegan Gaming growth

Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment has appointed Nelson Parker as Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, where he will be charged with identifying, assessing and executing growth opportunities and strategic new venture projects for the company.

In the position, he will report directly to Carol Anderson, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MGE, where he will “play a critical role in future growth and capital planning”.

Parker will be responsible for initiating and vetting growth opportunities, as well as collaborating with all functional areas to complete implementation.

He is lauded as bringing a “wealth of experience” in leading complex multi-party transactions and hotel and casino development projects, with MGE adding that he will “prove invaluable as the brand continues to deepen its footprint”.

Parker has previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Penn National Gaming, Senior Vice President of Hotel & Casino Development at Hard Rock International, Vice President of Development at Foxwoods Resort Casino, and Corporate Director of Development at Argosy Gaming. Prior to joining MGE, he served as a Managing Director at Driftwood Capital, a private equity fund focused on hospitality investments.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nelson Parker to our executive team to lead the development of key projects and strategic partnerships,” Anderson commented.

“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.”