PLAINS TWP. – The man who previously ran Mohegan Sun Pocono has taken on a global role for his parent organization.

Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment announced that Bobby Soper has been appointed to the new role of MGE International President.

In his role, Soper will represent MGE in Asia as he oversees all aspects of MGE’s efforts related to MGE’s Inspire Korea project in South Korea and MGE’s joint offer for an integrated resort license in Nagasaki, Japan with Oshidori International, coordinates and directs.

“After serving the Mohegan Tribe and MGE for many years, we are confident that Bobby can guide our experience and skills locally in Asia,” said James Gessner, Jr., chairman of the Mohegan Tribe. “Bobby’s leadership and presence as MGE’s representative will serve as a catalyst and lead to significant advances in these two important international project commitments.”

Soper has been President & CEO of Sun Gaming & Hospitality since 2017. Soper was CEO of MGE from 2015 to 2017. He held various leadership positions at Mohegan Sun, including Senior Vice President and President & CEO from 2001 to 2012.

Soper was also formerly President and CEO of Downs Racing LP at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township.

Soper, who lived in Dallas with his wife and children while at Mohegan Sun Pocono and was closely associated with the local community. He has served on the board of directors of the United Way of Wyoming Valley and a member of several other organizations including the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Technology Institute, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Misericordia University, and Volunteers In Medicine.