Wynn Las Vegas Names VP Food & Beverage
LAS VEGAS, NV, May 23, 2007. Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South; 702-770-3305), is pleased to announce that Steve Weitman has been appointed Vice President of Food & Beverage for the resort. In his new role, Weitman will look after all aspects of operations and promotions for all of the food and beverage outlets at Steve Wynn's pre-eminent destination resort. Weitman aims to exceed expectations of all guests by delivering the highest standards of quality and customer service to guests at the only Mobil five-star and AAA five-diamond resort and casino. He brings a wealth of experience in infrastructure and training development, operations and financial planning to excel at this position.
Weitman's previous position as the Executive Director of Food & Beverage at Wynn Las Vegas provided him with the necessary skills to manage overall operations of the food and beverage department at one of the world's most unsurpassed resorts. His invaluable contributions to Wynn Las Vegas are clearly evident in the seamless procedural operations of the organization.
"Working at Wynn Las Vegas continues to be a fulfilling experience," says Weitman. "The opportunity to grow with such a prestigious company as an integral part of the team of talented professionals has been tremendously rewarding for me, both personally and professionally."
Prior to joining Wynn Las Vegas in May 2004, he was Director of Field Support Center Operations and Licensing for ESPN Zone, a division of Disney Regional Entertainment, where he spent almost nine years. While at Disney he oversaw all facets of business development for the division, including identifying licensing and franchising opportunities, negotiating contractual matters, developing new strategic growth plans and managing the development of company wide training programs.
Previously he was the Director of Operations at ESPN Zone, where he was responsible for over 2,000 employees and the day-to-day operations of the division. Additionally, Weitman has served as Director of Operations and Finance for Club Disney, Vice President of Operations at Wondercamp Entertainment Co. and a Senior Auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Weitman is an active member of Cornell University's Hotel Society and a Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador. In addition, he is an online youth mentor and is nationally recognized in "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities" as well as in "Who's Who of Professionals." Weitman also acts on the Board of Trustees for the Culinary Training Academy and in the past has been a board member of the Nevada Restaurant Association.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Ithaca College in New York, and furthered his education at Cornell University where he graduated with a Master of Professional Studies and a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Food & Beverage, receiving Phi Kappa Phi honors.
Weitman is also currently sharing his responsibilities over the food and beverage outlets at Wynn Encore, the next phase of the Wynn brand in Las Vegas.