After 20 years of service to the Mohegan Tribe including serving as President and General Manager of the brand’s flagship property, Mohegan Sun Connecticut, and most recently as Chief Operating Officer of MGE, Ray brings a wealth of legal and business knowledge with him to the CEO role.
In this role, Ray will be responsible for the overall success of MGE where, in alignment with the Board, he will create, communicate, and execute a global vision, strategy, and direction for the company, drive the company’s culture, values, and behavior, build a high performing executive team, and allocate capital to the company’s priorities. He will also drive the operational results of all MGE owned and affiliated properties - through overseeing the effective development, implementation and measurement of all strategic business plans, including capital and operating budgets, marketing, technology, people, operations, development, and legal.
As CEO, Ray will ensure that each of MGE’s properties around the world meet or exceed operational, employee engagement, guest service, cultural, strategic and fiscal plans, while maintaining the highest standards of regulatory compliance and the tenants of Spirit of Aquai.
Anderson comes to MGE from Scientific Games Corporation in Las Vegas, where she served most recently as Senior Vice President – Treasury, Capital Markets and Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining Scientific Games, she worked as a Project Manager for Williams and Associates, PC; an Associate, Business Transactions and Gaming Groups at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP; an Associate, Capital Markets Department at Latham & Watkins LLP; and a Vice President, Investment Banking Division (Leveraged Finance) at Lehman Brothers. Anderson began her career as an Associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School. She has also studied Central and Eastern European Culture and Politics at Univerzity Karlovy in Prague.
Galinsky has been a large contributor to MTGA for over 15 years. His main focus began at the flagship property in Connecticut, but his work has expanded to include all current and future MGE owned and managed properties. Additionally, he is responsible for overseeing marketing strategy and execution for all consumer and casino communications for Mohegan Sun, Mohegan Sun Pocono, Resorts Casino Hotel, Paragon Casino Resort and ilani.
Cantone previously served as Vice President of Sports & Entertainment of the flagship property in Connecticut since 2007. Prior to Mohegan Sun, Cantone held senior management marketing positions at Foxwoods Resort and Casino, Sands Hotel & Casino, Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co., Hollywood Casino and various Trump properties. He brings over 25 years of experience to his new role and is a graduate of Penn State University.
Judy Newman–Locke joined the MGE team this week as Vice President, Human Resources Management. Judy brings a wealth of experience to her new role where she will provide strategic leadership in the development and implementation of global integrated people practices, systems, and programs such as compensation, benefits, performance management, HRIS, and leader/employee talent analytics. She will be working closely with department heads throughout the enterprise to create a strong foundation that supports organizational alignment, productivity, effectiveness and efficiency.
Lobe has a Law Degree (J.D.) from Western New England University School of Law and also currently teaches Business Law and Gaming Law to undergraduates and law students.
Comella has an extensive background in developing and implementing compliance programs which are rooted in his operational and strategic experience within the gaming industry. Comella previously served as VP of Regulatory Compliance for Bally Technologies where he ensured compliance with gaming laws applicable to business operations of the company in over 300+ worldwide jurisdictions.
Surprenant previously held roles for Marriot Management Services and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI.