MILWAUKEE — Rodney Ferguson was named the
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino chief executive officer and
general manager, according to a Tuesday announcement.
In the position, Ferguson will be responsible for the
successful overall direction, administration and
coordination of the property. He will continue to
oversee day-to-day operations of the casino and hotel
while serving as a direct liaison to the Forest County
Potawatomi Executive Council.
For the past year, Ferguson held the role as the
property’s chief operating officer. Additionally, from
2013 to 2015, he served as Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s
chief financial officer, where he helped lead the
planning and opening of the property’s 381-room hotel.
He will now help steer the hotel’s expansion with the
construction of a second tower, expected for completion
in 2019, according to the announcement.
“On behalf of the Tribe’s Executive Council, this is a
pivotal moment of growth at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
and we’re so pleased Rodney will be leading these
efforts,“ said Harold “Gus“ Frank, chairman of the
Forest County Potawatomi Executive Council, in a
statement. “Rodney not only brings a wealth of
experience in tribal gaming to this leadership role, but
has an intimate knowledge of the operations in
Milwaukee, which will serve the property very well.”
Ferguson has more than 30 years of experience in a
variety of leadership positions both in and out of the