About Maria Zangardi

Maria Zangardi joined Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs as part of the Human Resources team in May of 2006 as part of the pre-opening team. Throughout her 5+ years at Mohegan Sun, Maria has been part of three major expansion projects, including the addition of table games most recently in July of 2010. The company size has grown from a team of 400 team members at opening in November of 2006 to over 1800 presently.

Maria graduated in 2004 with her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Spanish from King’s College. In 2009, she received her master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Scranton. Maria has also received her Professional in Human Resources certification and is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management. A recent graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre in 2011, Maria is also actively involved in the local community as a volunteer for Community Connections, an Advisory Council Member for Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre and an Advisory Member for the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County.


NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.