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Wynn Resorts appoints first sustainability officer


Wynn Resorts has announced the appointment of Erik Hansen as the company's first Chief Sustainability Officer.

In this newly-created 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.

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.

Earlier this week, Chris Gordon, president of Wynn Resorts Development, told Asia Gaming Brief in an exclusive interview that it would be ramping up its efforts in bidding for a casino license in Japan.

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