Las Vegas Sands President Leven Signs New Multi-Year Contract
By Mimi Kmet
June 13, 2012 11:31 PM
Las Vegas Sands Corp., which operates the Venetian and Palazzo casino resorts in Las Vegas, said Michael Leven, its president and chief operating officer, has signed a new contract that will keep him at the helm of the organization until the end of 2014. Coming on the heels of the recent contract extension of Global Gaming President Rob Goldstein and the hiring of Executive Vice President of Operations Chris Cahill, the extension of Leven's contract solidifies the company’s management team.
“Under Mike Leven's leadership our company has experienced tremendous success, and I am very grateful and honored that he has committed to be here with us for a longer period of time," said Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands. "Mike has brought a very high level of professionalism to the company. He is not only the nicest guy, he's also probably the most competent and productive businessman I've worked with -- and that's 66 years in business."
Adelson said he expects his executive management team -- which along with Messrs. Leven, Goldstein and Cahill includes Chief Financial Officer Ken Kay and Global General Counsel Ira Raphaelson -- to push the company to even greater heights in the years to come.
Leven joined the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Board of Directors in 2004 and began serving as president and chief operating officer in March 2009. His previous contract was set to expire this November.