Mohegan Chairman Unexpectedly Steps Down

Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribal Council, has stepped down from his position citing undisclosed personal reasons, effective immediately.

The announcement came as a surprise, as it was not mentioned on the company’s earnings conference call just a few days earlier, and by all appearances was not anticipated. There was no explanation for his resignation other than “personal reasons.”

Brown will remain on the nine-member Tribal Council, which oversees both the tribal government and the gambling operations of Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.

Brown was first elected to his post in 2013 and was in the midst of his second term.

The Tribal Council has asked Vice Chairman James Gessner Jr., who has been serving as a member of Mohegan’s Auditing Committee, to assume the role of interim chairman “for the foreseeable future.” (AGB)