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June 8, 2018

Wynn Creates New Chief Sustainability Officer Role




More big sustainable events news out of Las Vegas: Wynn Resorts has created a new Chief Sustainability Officer role, and the company has appointed Erik Hansen to the position. 

In his new role, Hansen is responsible for the development of the company's global sustainability strategy and energy procurement goals.

Originally serving as Director of Energy Procurement for Wynn Resorts since 2016, Hansen has been instrumental in instituting several large-scale sustainability and renewable energy projects that have moved Wynn Resorts into a leadership position in environmental stewardship. Most notable have been the negotiation, build, and opening of the 160-acre 20 MW Wynn Solar Facility; management of Wynn Las Vegas' shift to the open energy market; and the creation of an energy supply plan that integrates the first micro grid to be implemented at an individual resort at the Encore Boston Harbor property.

Hansen has more than 25 years of experience, and is a current member of the Nevada Governor's Committee on Energy Choice. He began his career in the energy industry at NV Energy where he spent more than 10 years in various capacities including power trading, transmission policy and contracts, business development, and project leadership. Before joining Wynn Resorts, Hansen served as Vice President at EnergySource, where he represented a broad base of Nevada's largest energy customers across industries including mining, gaming, data centers, utilities, and technology.

Wynn Resorts owns and operates Wynn Las Vegas (wynnlasvegas.com), Wynn Macau (wynnmacau.com) and Wynn Palace, Cotai (wynnpalace.com). Wynn and Encore Las Vegas have two luxury hotel towers with a total of 4,750 hotel rooms, suites and villas and approximately 290,000 square feet of meeting and convention space.


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