Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has named Rodney Ferguson as chief operating officer. As COO, Ferguson will oversee all day-to-day operations of the property.
From 2013 to 2015, Ferguson served as Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s chief financial officer, where he helped lead the planning and opening of the property’s 381-room hotel.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Rodney back into leadership at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino,” said Harold “Gus” Frank, chairman of the Forest County Potawatomi Executive Council. “Rodney not only brings a wealth of experience in tribal gaming to the position, but has an intimate knowledge of the operations here 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 gaming industry.
Prior to his most recent stint with Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Ferguson served as CEO of Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Ore. Prior to that, he served as general manager at the Isleta Casino & Resort in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, Ferguson is a certified public accountant with a bachelor of science in accounting from Virginia State University.
Outside of the office, Ferguson enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two grandchildren. He prides himself as an outdoorsman as he takes part in RV camping and fishing. A sports enthusiast, he also enjoys basketball, football, golf and boxing.