Chief Operating Officer Marc Schorr, 64, is retiring after some 30 years in the Steve Wynn organization effective June 1.
Wynn himself announced the action early Thursday in a note to Wynn Resorts employees, a note that said “a lot of nice things about Marc.”
Schorr has risen steadily through the company since going to work for Wynn in Atlantic City during the 1980s when Wynn’s Golden Nugget resort was one of the most successful of the early Boardwalk casinos.
Schorr’s initial Nugget duties were in casino marketing. He was very close to the late “super host” Charlie Meyerson whose specialty involved East Coast business, particularly the New York City area.
Schorr’s importance in the Wynn scheme of things – even after Mirage Resorts was sold to MGM – involved much more than whatever went with his job title of the moment. “He was kind of like Steve’s right hand man,” as Wynn traveled here and there in Las Vegas and elsewhere, according to a longtime Wynn employee.
Phil Hevener has been writing about the Nevada gaming business for more than 30 years. He can be reached at [email protected].