Ferguson Named Chief Financial Officer at Potawatomi Bingo Casino

MILWAUKEE – Potawatomi Bingo Casino has named Rodney Ferguson as Chief Financial Officer.  He joined the casino’s executive leadership team April 15.

As CFO, Ferguson will oversee all financial activities at the Casino, including operations in the casino’s accounting, compliance, information technologies, warehouse and purchasing departments. He will also monitor the casino’s operating results, profitability and performance.

“Rodney joins our team during a critical juncture in the casino’s history as it grows into a regional and national destination with the construction of our hotel,” said Potawatomi Bingo Casino General Manager Mike Goodrich.  “We look forward to utilizing his diversified skill set and immense experience to support the long-term business plans of the Casino.”

Ferguson, a Certified Public Accountant with a bachelor of science in accounting from Virginia State University, has more than 30 years experience in a variety of leadership positions both in and out of the gaming industry.  

Most recently, Ferguson served as CEO of Spirit Mountain Casino in Grand Ronde, Ore. There, he was able to grow the resort in the midst of the economic recession by overseeing the addition of guest amenities and the renovation of hotel rooms and three restaurants. Prior to that, he served as General Manager at the Isleta Casino & Resort in Albuquerque, N.M.  

While he’s not keeping tabs on the company ledger, Ferguson prides himself an outdoorsman as he takes part in RV Camping and fishing. A sports enthusiast, he also enjoys basketball, football, golf and boxing. 

Potawatomi Bingo Casino is one of two casinos owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community. It is located in downtown Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley, at 1721 W. Canal St. Since opening in 1991, it has become Wisconsin’s No. 1 entertainment destination with more than 6 million visitors annually. The casino features more than 3,100 slot machines, a variety of table games, high-stakes bingo, off-track betting, live entertainment performances and six restaurants. The Casino will continue its strong growth with the opening of a $150 million, 381-room hotel in 2014. Potawatomi Bingo Casino is committed to raising awareness of the risks of problem gambling, maintaining a level of first-class customer service, while investing in its most valuable asset – its 2,600 multicultural employees.  Through the Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation and Miracle on Canal Street, the casino supports numerous local charities and community organizations. Driving directions and more information about Potawatomi Bingo Casino can be obtained by calling toll-free, 1-800-PAYS-BIG or by visiting the website at www.paysbig.com.