Wynn Resorts Makes Changes to Its Senior Executive Team

Steve Wynn reportedly resigned today as CEO of Wynn Resorts amid accusations of sexual misconduct that began circulation in January. 

Wynn Resorts Limited has announced several changes to its senior executive team, including the return of resort executive Marilyn Spiegel as the president of Wynn Las Vegas. Spiegel previously served as president of the Las Vegas resort from 2010 to 2013. She will replace Maurice Wooden, who has elected to step down as the resort's president at year-end.

Spiegel's career has included leadership in human resources, development, marketing and operations. Before joining Wynn Las Vegas for the first time in 2010, Spiegel served as president of five different Caesars Entertainment-owned resort brands in Las Vegas. She also served as corporate senior vice president of human resources for Harrah's Entertainment from 1999 to 2003. Most recently, Spiegel served on the Board of Directors of Caesars Entertainment and consulted in human resource matters for emerging technology companies.

Maurice Wooden, who has been president of Wynn Las Vegas since 2013, announced he was stepping down from his current position. Wynn Resorts says Wooden led numerous resorts and departments during a nearly 30-year career in the industry. Under Wooden's leadership, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore continued to maintain its luxury rating of Five Stars from Forbes Travel Guide.


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In addition, the company has appointed Scott Moore as chief marketing officer. Moore comes to the company with experience in digital marketing, omni-channel consumer engagement, brand development and accelerating growth. Previously, Moore served as chief marketing officer at Best Buy where he led marketing activities for the company across all brands, categories and channels. He began his marketing career at Fallon, producing award winning work for brands such as Time Magazine, PBS, and The Coca Cola Company. Most recently, he was the chief operating officer at Augeo, which delivers loyalty and engagement solutions for customers, employees and membership organizations.

Additionally, Michael Weaver, has been appointed chief communications officer. Weaver has been with Wynn Resorts since 2011, having served in various leadership positions in marketing, branding, communications and development.

The appointments of Spiegel, Moore and Weaver will become effective January 2, 2019.

Wynn Resorts has also recently made leadership changes to its Legal and Human Resources departments:

Ellen Whittemore was recently named general counsel of Wynn Resorts. Whittemore has more than 30 years of experience in gaming law in Nevada, previously representing gaming companies as outside counsel for numerous regulatory, acquisition and development matters. 

Rose Huddleston recently joined Wynn Resorts as senior vice president of human resources, North America, a new position. Huddleston has more than 25 years of experience in luxury hospitality and spent the past 18 years with Ritz-Carlton/Marriott International as regional director of human resources, where she oversaw 18,000 employees and 78 hotels.

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