ynn Las Vegas President Marilyn Spiegel plans to leave the company at the end of the year, a spokesman told The Nevada Independent on Wednesday after the Boston Globe reported that the president of Wynn's Encore Boston Harbor resort in Massachusetts, Brian Gullbrants, was going to assume her position in Las Vegas.
Spiegel decided to unretire three years ago to help Wynn Resorts amid founder Steve Wynn sexual harassment scandal. She previously served as Wynn Las Vegas president from 2010 to 2013 and came back in late 2018, at the request of CEO Matt Maddox and then newly appointed board vice chairman Phil Satre, the former CEO of Harrah’s.
Wynn Resorts spokesman Michael Weaver told The Nevada Independent that Spiegel gave the company a three-year commitment when she returned. Maddox notified employees in Las Vegas and Boston about the changes a week ago.
Gullbrants will succeed Spiegel following her planned retirement at the end of the year. He joined Wynn Las Vegas in 2008 and has been president of Encore Boston Harbor since October 2019. He managed the resort through the COVID-19 crisis. Gullbrants had been the property’s Executive Vice President of Operations before becoming CEO.
“He will return to Las Vegas in August, to ensure a seamless transition through the end of the year when Ms. Spiegel retires,” Weaver said. “The company will seek the appropriate regulatory approvals for the changes.”
Spiegel was a long-time gaming executive with five different properties owned by Caesars Entertainment and its predecessor Harrah’s Entertainment. After retiring from Wynn, she served on the board of Caesars and consulted in human resource matters for emerging technology companies. She is also a board member with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.