TV executive named next CEO of Fremont Street Experience

Wed, Sep 16, 2020 (10:16 a.m.)

Andrew Simon

Andrew Simon

Marketing veteran Andrew Simon will be the next chief executive officer for the Fremont Street Experience, according to a news release.

Simon, who will start his new job Sept. 28, comes from AXS TV, a music and lifestyle channel that also airs combat sports events.

Simon has worked as CEO for AXS, which was founded in 2001 by billionaire Mark Cuban, since 2007.

“There is an unprecedented level of excitement at Fremont Street Experience with the $32 million upgrade in Viva Vision, the upcoming opening of Circa Resort & Casino, and the milestone celebration of our 25th anniversary this December,” Simon said in a statement.

Former casino executive Patrick Hughes announced in July that he planned to step down from the Fremont Street Experience CEO position after four years to spend time with his family.

Before moving to the television industry, Simon was a marketing executive with Cox Communications in Las Vegas.

“In the 25 years since its inception, Fremont Street Experience has worked to revitalize downtown Las Vegas, and we are confident that Andrew has the vision and depth of experience to lead our talented team…” Mark Brandenburg, chairman of the Fremont Street Experience board of directors, said in a statement.

A New York native, Simon got his start in Las Vegas in 1992 when he started working as a blackjack dealer at the Mirage, according to the news release.

The Fremont Street Experience is a six-block open-air entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas that features gaming, dining live entertainment and shopping.

Measuring 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the experience’s pedestrian mall, Viva Vision is known as the world’s largest single video screen.

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