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July 21, 2017

John Washko Named New VP Convention Sales for Mohegan Sun

Mohegan Sun has announced the hiring of John Washko as vice president of exhibitions and conventions sales. 

john washkoWashko 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.

In a written release, Ray Pineualt, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun, said that Washko brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to Mohegan Sun’s meetings and conventions team. 

Washko has also held important roles in sales, marketing, group sales and hospitality in his 20+ year career in the resort industry. In addition to his previous roles with Atlantis and The Broadmoor, Washko was vice president of sales and marketing for Elite Meetings International.

In his new role as vice president of exhibitions and conventions sales, Washko will oversee the meetings and conventions division at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, which will include in large part, heading the sales and direction for the new 132,000 square-foot Mohegan Sun Expo Center, which is currently 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 HSMAI (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.

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