Former Wynn Las Vegas exec named president of Fontainebleau
Former Wynn Las Vegas exec named president of Fontainebleau
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LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The former president of Golden Nugget and Wynn Las Vegas is moving to Fontainebleau.

Fontainebleau Development announced on Sunday that Maurice Wooden was appointed as president of the Las Vegas resort.

"Maurice will be an excellent steward of our brand, its culture, and heritage; and we eagerly anticipate his leadership in driving the growth and development of Fontainebleau Las Vegas as we continue our focus on an excellent guest experience," said Jeffrey Soffer in a news release, Fontainebleau Development Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

The move comes after Wooden was previously working as Principal Executive Officer and President of Wynn Las Vegas and a member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors.

Wooden began his career with Wynn in 2005 as Executive Vice President of Food and Beverage. He was later appointed Chief Operating Officer before becoming Principal Executive Officer and President in 2013, according to the news release.

The 36-year veteran also previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Vice President of Casino Marketing at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, and as Vice President of Operations at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

"The rich history and cultural alignment with this iconic brand resonate with my own passions and I’m looking forward to building on the 70 years of incredible culture that Fontainebleau has established," said Wooden in a news release.

No further information on the reason for the change in management.