Mohegan Sun executive recognized as a leader in hospitality marketing

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Senior Vice President George Galinsky Awarded 2018 HSMAI Adrian Award

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Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment

Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce that George Galinsky, senior vice president of marketing communications for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, has been selected as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds of 2018 by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI). The award honors the top leaders in sales, marketing and revenue optimization during the HSMAI Adrian Awards that takes place in January 2019, during which the most innovative hospitality, travel and tourism accomplishments in the past year are honored by industry colleagues. The recognition comes after the successful roll-out of season two of BackofHouse.TV, developed by Galinsky, which gives viewers a glimpse into the lives of eight inspiring Mohegan Sun employees as they maneuver through grand openings, big celebrity events & incredible concerts.

"George Galinsky's recognition as one of the top marketing leaders in resort hospitality comes as no surprise," said Mario Kontomerkos, chief executive officer, Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment. "Along with launching the second season of Mohegan's one-of-a kind online digital series, "Back of House," George and his team have also helped propel the MGE brand forward and further position us as a leader in premier entertainment and gaming destination development. We look forward to his team's support on all of MGE's current and future domestic and international development projects."

Selected by a panel of senior industry executives, the "Top 25" awardees are high achievers who stand out because of their ability to create cutting-edge marketing programs, triumph in challenging situations and generate measurable gains for leading brands.

Galinsky was also just honorably named part of the Masters Circle by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) where he will work with leading chief marketing officers on the Brand Experience & Innovation Leadership committee. His team, along with leading communications partners, together have won multiple travel and tourism industry awards, as well as advertising, public relations and social media awards since 1999 when Galinsky first joined Mohegan.

Galinsky has been a member of the Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment executive team since June 2014. He is responsible for overseeing marketing communications, brand strategy and channel execution for all resort and casino communications including the highly successful MGE flagship destination, Mohegan Sun.

To learn more about Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment's resort destinations, visit Further information on Mohegan Sun can be found at, and its original digital series at Details on HSMAI's annual Adrian Awards are shared on and the ANA on

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Owned by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Mohegan Sun is one of the largest, most spectacular entertainment, gaming, dining and shopping destinations in the United States. Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is home to three unique casinos, 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, 2 world-class spas, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award-winning entertainment venues including a 10,000-seat Arena. Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country. More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting Connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @mohegansun, view us on YouTube and find us on Snapchat at username MoheganSun.


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