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Excalibur CEO to Talk Success amidst Economic Downturn at Speaker Series

April 17, 2009
Category: Academics


SUU’s school of Business continues this year’s Wells Fargo Business Executive Speaker Series on Monday, April 20, at 11 a.m. in the Theater of SUU’s Sharwan Smith Student Center. This event is free and open to the public and will feature Renee West, the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Excalibur in Las Vegas. 

As many know, the Excalibur resort is home to 3,991 rooms, a full-service casino and many entertainment accommodations. At Excalibur, West is responsible for all property operations as well as a series of major capital improvements at one of Las Vegas' most iconic and best-known destinations. 

As the leader of such a large organization, West will address her own successes in business with an emphasis on the nation's current economic climate, in a presentation titled, "Success in a Crisis Economy." 

Prior to joining Excalibur, West served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Primm Valley Casino Resorts. Known for her ability to strategically align operations, instill vision at all ranks in a company and improve profitability, West has enjoyed an extensive career in the hospitality industry. She has held senior positions with Caesars Palace and Station Casinos and provided organizational strategy design for a number of other organizations. 

West is a board member of the Las Vegas Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization and a trustee on the board for the Culinary Training Academy and serves as the Secretary Treasurer of the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. 

In addition to her many certifications and accolades, West holds an honorary doctorate from Southern Utah University.

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