Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Editorial: Etess To Be Replaced By Hartmann As Mohegan Sun CEO

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During this morning's conference call with analysts on the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority's fourth quarter loss, it was announced that MTGA CEO Mitchell Etess will be replaced as the CEO of Mohegan Sun by the authority's chief operating officer Jeff Hartmann.

Etess is a marketing genius, Hartmann is a financial guru. The changeover to Hartmann is a relief. Hartmann knows the operations and adds a strong financial perspective that is needed in these precarious times.

The Tribe is fortunate to have someone like Jeff ready to take the helm.

Etess will focus his energy toward developing new business opportunities for MTGA.

The changeover will take effect January 1, 2011.

Note: This article was updated to reflect that Etess will be replaced as CEO of Mohegan Sun. Etess will continue to retain the title of CEO of the gaming authority.