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Foxwoods Names New Leadership Team

Foxwoods, a casino proposed for the banks of the Delaware River in South Philly, announced a new leadership team today. Brian Ford is leaving Ernst & Young's Gaming Industry Services Group to become chief executive officer for Washington Philadelphia Investors, the local group of investors that partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut to run the casino here.

Foxwoods Names New Leadership Team

Artist´s rendering of Foxwoods in South Philly.
Artist's rendering of Foxwoods in South Philly. A rendering

Foxwoods, a casino proposed for the banks of the Delaware River in South Philly, announced a new leadership team today.  Brian Ford is leaving Ernst & Young's Gaming Industry Services Group to become chief executive officer for Washington Philadelphia Investors, the local group of investors that partnered with the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut to run the casino here.

Jeffrey Wosencroft, former chief of staff to the tribal nation's chairman, will be managing director of the Foxwoods Development Company, the corporation set up by the Mashantucket Pequot to work on gaming projects outside of Connecticut. Leonard Shore, formerly of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, will become executive vice president of Washington Philadelphia Investors. James Dougherty, who has general manager of the project for two years, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.

The state Supreme Court in April ordered the city to issue zoning changes needed for Foxwoods to start construction, saying that City Council had improperly delayed the project.  The high court last month rejected City Council's request to reconsider that ruling.

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