LAS VEGAS, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Victor, former president and chief operating officer for On Stage Entertainment, has been selected as the new leader of the Fremont Street Experience, downtown Las Vegas' signature entertainment and gaming attraction. Victor's professional experience includes operations and entertainment positions in the theme park and casino industries, with stints in New Orleans, Biloxi, Atlantic City and Reno before taking a position as Vice President and General Manager with Star Trek -- The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton in 1999. During his five-plus years with On Stage Entertainment, Victor played an integral role in returning the company and its primary stage product, Legends in Concert, to profitability. "Jeff's background in managing day-to-day activities in a large-scale entertainment operation combined with his impressive leadership abilities and broad experience in and around the gaming industry, made him the ideal candidate and the choice of the Fremont Street Experience board," said Don Snyder, chairman of the Fremont Street Experience Board of Managers. The board formed a search committee after Joe Schillaci announced his retirement after serving just over two years as president of the Fremont Street Experience. "I feel very good having Jeff Victor as my successor," said Schillaci, who served on the search committee. "There was a lot of interest in this position, and Jeff clearly stood out as the best candidate for the job." Victor officially started at the Fremont Street Experience on April 24, 2006. He is the fourth person to serve as the organization's president since its inception in 1993. "The Fremont Street Experience is a unique attraction in the Las Vegas landscape, and I look forward to working with the member casinos in further building recognition for the venue and the Viva Vision shows," said Jeff Victor. "I've experienced many different environments in cities around the country, and there is simply nothing else like the Fremont Street Experience." Victor takes over during a dynamic period in the downtown venue's history. Two of the member casinos, the Golden Nugget and the Lady Luck, are in the midst of major renovations while two new restaurants, Hennessey's Tavern and Mickie Finnz Fish House, opened on the first floor of the Fremont Street Experience parking structure in March. "The search committee was impressed with Jeff's gaming experience and management abilities across multiple markets," said Mike Darley, general manager of Fitzgeralds Las Vegas and chairman of the Fremont Street Experience search committee. "His multi-faceted background should serve him well through the planned construction, renovation and transition happening along Fremont Street." About Fremont Street Experience Fremont Street Experience is a public-private partnership formed in 1995 between the City of Las Vegas and The Fremont Street Experience Company, LLC and owned by a group of 10 downtown casino/hotels that underwrite operating expenses for the venue. Member properties include: Binion's Gambling Hall & Hotel; Boyd Gaming (Fremont Hotel & Casino, California Hotel, Main Street Station Casino, Brewery & Hotel); Fitzgeralds Casino Hotel; Four Queens Hotel & Casino; Golden Gate Hotel & Casino; Golden Nugget Las Vegas; Lady Luck Hotel Casino (associate member); and The Vegas Club Hotel Casino.
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