NATIONAL REPORT—The following companies bolstered their leadership rosters—Wynn Resorts, Hilton Grand Vacations and Sunseeker Resorts. Here’s a look at personnel shifts in the industry:
Wynn Resorts Appoints First Chief Sustainability Officer
Wynn Resorts has named Erik Hansen 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.
“Erik has proven to be a visionary as we continue to deepen our company’s sustainability strategy and make monumental moves towards taking control of our energy future,” said Kim Sinatra, EVP/general counsel for Wynn Resorts. “His experience extends across all facets of environmental protection and government regulation, and his understanding of cutting-edge technologies will continue to shape our use of a new generation of renewable resources.”
Originally serving as director of energy procurement for Wynn Resorts since 2016, he has been instrumental in instituting several large-scale sustainability and renewable energy projects, according to the company.
Hilton Grand Vacations Names Corbin Chief Development Officer
Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV) has named Charles Corbin, EVP/chief legal officer to the position of chief development officer in addition to his current position.
“With Charles’ significant experience in complex legal transactions and public company matters, he is highly skilled to take on this critical role as we accomplishour strategic priorities, including expanding our brand presence,” said Mark Wang, president & CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations.
As chief development officer, Corbin oversees HGV’s development, architecture and construction teams. He has held this role as interim since October 2017, and led the development team in establishing HGV’s first two resorts in Japan and its first resort in Charleston, SC.
Allegiant Taps Richins to Lead Sunseeker Resorts
Allegiant President John Redmond has named Micah Richins as EVP & COO for Sunseeker Resorts.
In this role, he oversees all operational aspects of the company’s resorts division. Richins, who most recently served as chief commercial officer for MGM Resorts International, brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to this new role.
In 2017, Allegiant announced plans for Sunseeker Resorts, including its inaugural development—a one-of-a-kind hotel/condo resort in Charlotte Harbor, on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The project marks an important step in Allegiant’s evolution as a travel company, offering customers more opportunity for leisure experiences.