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VP Exhibitions & Convention Sales, Mohegan Sun
As Vice President of Exhibitions & Conventions Sales, John Washko oversees the full scope of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions at Mohegan Sun in Mystic Country, Connecticut. This involves two world-class ballrooms, more than 40 meeting rooms, a 125,000 square foot Expo Hall and three entertainment unique venues in which are open to group buyouts.
Prior to joining Mohegan Sun in summer 2017, Mr. Washko held executive level roles with Atlantis in Paradise Island, Bahamas and The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. He has also held high level roles in sales, marketing, group sales and hospitality across his 20+ year career in the resort industry. In addition to his previous roles with Atlantis and The Broadmoor, Mr. Washko was also VP of Sales and Marketing for Elite Meetings International and Director of National Sales for PGA National Resort & Spa.
Major events that Mr. Washko and his team at Mohegan Sun have been a part of include The Hartford Boat Show, The Southeastern CT Home and Garden Show, The New England Tattoo Expo, The Connecticut Fishing & Outdoor Expo, CT Gamer Con, Barrett-Jackson Northeast, and Miss America 2020.
Mr. Washko is 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. He also is an Executive Committee Member of HSMAI's America's Board as well as sitting on the Advisory Board for Elite Meetings International.
Please visit http://www.meetings.mohegansun.com for more information.
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnpwashko/
Mr. Washko can be contacted at +1 860-862-9415 or Jwashko@mohegansun.com