FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE APPOINTS ANDREW SIMON AS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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LAS VEGAS – Fremont Street Experience, the six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, named hospitality, sports and entertainment industry veteran Andrew Simon as president and chief executive officer to replace Patrick Hughes who announced that he would be stepping down. Andrew Simon begins on Sept. 28, 2020.
“The Fremont Street Experience Board is pleased to introduce Andrew Simon for the leadership position for the core of downtown’s tourism corridor,” said Mark Brandenburg, Fremont Street Experience Board Chairman. “In the 25 years since its inception, Fremont Street Experience has worked to revitalize Downtown Las Vegas and we are confident that Andrew has the vision and depth of experience to lead our talented team into our next 25 years of growth and innovation.”
“I am honored to join Fremont Street Experience as the new president and chief executive officer,” said Andrew Simon. “There is an unprecedented level of excitement at Fremont Street Experience with the $32 million upgrade in Viva Vision, the upcoming opening of Circa Resort & Casino and the milestone celebration of our 25th anniversary this December. I look forward to working with my exceptional team and our partners.”
Drawing on 30 years of experience, Simon brings vibrant energy and a wealth of local and global expertise to Fremont Street Experience. Since 2007, Simon served as chief executive officer of sports for Mark Cuban’s AXS TV. Simon created the AXS TV Fights brand and professional sports strategy that grew network distribution by 700% during his tenure and made history with the first nationally broadcast live sporting event from Fremont Street Experience. Before joining AXS TV, Simon worked for COX Communications in Las Vegas as vice president of marketing and sales where he conceived the award-winning “Channel 1 Guy” campaign.
Prior to COX Communications, Simon held executive positions with COX Business Services | Hospitality Network, NXTV and Deloitte. Originally from New York, Simon’s history with Las Vegas began in 1992 while working as a blackjack dealer as part of the MAP program at The Mirage. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University - School of Hotel Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from UCLA - Anderson School of Management.
For more information about Fremont Street Experience, visit www.vegasexperience.com.
About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a six-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is an open-air promenade of gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages 365 days per year and features Viva Vision, the world’s largest single video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. In partnership with the City of Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Conventions and Visitors Authority, the $32 million renovation to the iconic Viva Vision screen illuminates downtown Las Vegas with 16,433,152 pixels and 5,000 Nits, making it seven-times brighter than the existing canopy with four-times the resolution allowing the screen to be seen 24 hours a day for the first time in its existence. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, a unique zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, taking riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street’s world-renowned casino hotels, more than 70 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 24 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.
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