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
"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
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.
SOURCE Fremont Street Experience