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Mohegans Elect New Leader
The Mohegans' governing body on Monday elevated its vice chairwoman to the Connecticut tribe's top post, making her the first female leader in tribal history.
Lynn Malerba , 56, was selected chairwoman by her peers on the nine-member tribal council, about a month after tribal members elected her to the council. She replaces Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum, who will serve as vice chairman.
Malerba, vice chairwoman for the past four years, takes on her new role during a challenging time for the Mohegans, owners of the Mohegan Sun Casino, one of the country's largest tribal casinos. With the national economic downturn, gambling revenues have fallen, prompting the tribe last year to halt plans to continue a major expansion project.