Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has now named an interim CEO following the sudden death last month of its previous CEO, Felix Rappaport.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council revealed Tuesday that Tribal Chairman Rodney Butler will assume that role immediately pending state approval. Casino officials say its search for a new CEO and President has begun.
Previous CEO Felix Rappaport, 65, a longtime and respected former Las Vegas casino executive, died unexpectedly in June.
The casino’s new leader will be announced in the fall. Butler says officials expect a quick appointment and a smooth transition.