Industry Update
Appointment17 March 2021

Jason Guyot

Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer
At Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket - CT, USA

Jason Guyot

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Guyot as Foxwoods Resort Casino's new President and Chief Executive Officer. With nearly twenty years of resort management experience as a gaming and hospitality leader, Guyot assumed the role of Interim CEO in April, 2020 and was instrumental in effectively leading Foxwoods through one of its most challenging and difficult years. He assumes the role at a pivotal time as the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation sought to redefine its post-pandemic resort experiences and propel Foxwoods toward its 30th Anniversary milestone next year, celebrating its position as the Northeast's destination for innovative gaming and award-winning entertainment.

Guyot led Foxwoods' COVID-19 response team, developing and implementing the resort's extensive safety measures across its 9 million square footprint, effectively setting the industry standard for health and wellness hospitality protocols. He was instrumental in accelerating Foxwoods' expansive evolution from a gaming-centric outlet to a true destination resort over the years, leading strategic experience-based developments including HighFlyer Zipline at Foxwoods, MONZA World-Class Indoor Karting, Foxwoods Guy Fieri's Kitchen + Bar, Sugar Factory and much more. These diverse offerings allowed Foxwoods to define what it means to be an integrated resort destination.

In the coming months, Guyot is focused on expanding and bolstering Foxwoods' offerings for guests, while continuing to keep safety top-of-mind.

A lifelong Connecticut resident, Guyot began his career at Foxwoods in 2003, starting as an Employment and Diversity Manager, working his way through senior roles across Human Resources, Marketing, Gaming, and Hotel Operations. He oversaw the expansion and opening efforts for the Fox Tower in 2008 before taking on the role of Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, guiding the property's Food and Beverage, Hotel Operations, Resort Services, Engineering and Resort Sales and Development divisions.

Guyot holds a bachelor's degree from Mitchell College in Connecticut and attended the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, where he completed the General Managers Program. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for Connecticut Special Olympics and Connecticut's Tourism Advisory Council.

Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education

Jason Guyot (Class of 2015) is a graduate of Cornell | School of Executive and Professional Education in Ithaca, New York - United States
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