What’s it like being the first Tribal member to take the reins of one of the most iconic gaming establishments in the U.S.? And how does it feel to lead during the most challenging time in the organization’s history? Today you’ll hear from Foxwoods Resort Casino’s President and CEO Jason Guyot.
Jason told me that his number one priority is engaging his workforce. They re-opened with approximately half their workforce and it’s putting a lot of pressure on the team. He’s got the credentials to make it happen: he started his journey as the organization’s Employment and Diversity Manager before moving to operations. According to Rodney Butler, Chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Jason is, “… championing a new kind of culture for our team members.”
What else is brewing? Proud of the leadership they’ve taken in comprehensive safety protocol, he shares how they are reintroducing entertainment (rapid covid tests for their first large event). And, oh yes, there’s that landmark sports-betting deal with the state.
You’ll be seeing a lot from Foxwood’s in the marketing realm this year as well … there are 50 casinos within 250 miles and they know that they have to be extremely competitive from the amenity point of view.
Jason told me that “the best is yet to come” for this organization nearing its 30th anniversary.