Mohegan Inspire promotes Chen Si to President and appoints Wade Howk as COO

September 11, 2023

Howk has previously worked as CFO and Interim President for Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.

Mohegan Inspire has announced the promotion of Chen Si to the role of President and Wade Howk has been appointed to COO.

In his new role as President, Chen Si will oversee strategic budget and business plans. Si will also serve as the company's Representative Director and lead the company's external relationships with government agencies and business partners.

Chen has previously worked for McKinsey and Las Vegas Sands, and has a background in strategic development and international marketing.

Before being appointed as COO at Mohegan Inspire, Howk had worked as CFO and Interim President for Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati and Corporate VP of Strategy for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.

As COO, Howk will serve as ‘the second in command at the property and assist the President, Chen Si, in carrying out his duties’. Howk's main responsibilities will include leading reports to ensure smooth operations and establishing strong relationships with stakeholders. He will also work closely with governmental and business partners to coordinate efforts.

New President Si said: "I am honored to be stepping into this role as President of Mohegan Inspire. As we begin this next venture for the Mohegan brand in South Korea, I am motivated by the promise of innovation, rich cultural exchange and strengthened partnerships.

"This is an exhilarating new chapter for the brand, and I'm committed to steering Mohegan toward a future filled with inspiration and growth."

Newly appointed COO Howk stated: "Mohegan Inspire has always stood for innovation, passion and resilience.

"I am excited to bring these values to new heights in my new role, ensuring that the brand remains synonymous with the excellence and visionary leadership that our guests have come to know and expect at our properties across the globe."


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