Wynn Resorts announced the appointment of Erik Hansen as the gaming giant’s first chief sustainability officer, a position from which he will develop Wynn’s global sustainability strategy and energy procurement goals.
Hansen has a broad background in environmental protection, government regulation and cutting-edge technologies. He has been the company’s director of energy procurement for two years. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field.
He negotiated, built and led the opening of the 160-acre, 20-megawatt Wynn Solar Facility and managed the Wynn Las Vegas shift to the open energy market. He also created an energy supply plan for the Encore Boston Harbor utilizing the first micro grid, a localized group of electricity sources. This was the first such micro grid to be implemented at an individual resort.