Fontainebleau welcomes new executive, promotes three others

April 9, 2024
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The leadership changes follow the recent departure of several execs.

Fontainebleau Las Vegas has added several members to its executive team, according to a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal local report.

The changes will affect its human resources, marketing and security divisions. The operator said in a statement that three of these appointments are “in-house promotions.”

Fontainebleau has promoted Kim Virtuoso to Chief People Officer, Lori Kobashigawa to SVP of Marketing and Innovation, and Sheila Tuzon to VP of Loyalty and Database Marketing.

Resort President Maurice Wooden released a statement discussing the recent changes.

He commented, “Leveraging diverse skill sets, placing key executives in pivotal roles, and elevating internal talent is paramount as we strive to create an unparalleled guest experience at Fontainebleau Las Vegas.

“Notably, we want to congratulate our in-house executives for their incredible leadership and the roles they have played in developing a world-class culture and community within Fontainebleau Las Vegas. And with these newly appointed leaders in place, our resort continues to reach the next level of excellence and innovation.”

The resort also hired Mustafa Jamal to serve as its SVP of Security and Investigations. Jamal joins the Fontainebleau team with 15 years of industry experience.

The resort in recent months has experienced several departures by those in key leadership roles prior to these recent hires and promotions.

Since its opening in December, Fontainebleau has lost several executives, including COO Colleen Birch, CMO Shane Smith and VP of Revenue Management Angie Dobney. The resort also parted ways with SVP of Casino Operations Michael Clifford not long after its opening.

The Fontainebleau Las Vegas sits on 25 acres and is home to a 150,000-square-foot casino. The gaming floor features 1,300 slot machines and 128 table games, along with 18,000 square feet reserved for high-limit gaming. This area includes a slot area with three table games and nearly 105 slots.

Players in the high-limit area have access to blackjack, baccarat and European roulette. Fontainebleau also offers players a 14,000-square-foot sportsbook.

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