Erik Hansen is Wynn Resort’s Chief Sustainability Officer. He oversees the Department for Corporate Energy & Sustainability which leads the development of the global sustainability strategy and energy procurement goals for the company as it continues to make monumental moves towards taking control of its energy future. His experience extends across all facets of environmental protection and government regulation, and his understanding of cutting-edge technologies are shaping the use of a new generation of renewable resources in the hospitality industry.

Originally serving as Director of Energy Procurement for Wynn Resorts since 2016, Hansen is responsible for developing the Company’s global sustainability goals and implementing vital systems that impact the operation of every part of each Wynn resort. Focused on areas including recycling, responsible sourcing, waste reduction, energy procurement, water conservation, and more. He has been instrumental in instituting several large-scale sustainability and renewable energy projects that have moved Wynn Resorts into a leadership position in environmental stewardship. Most notable have been the negotiation, build, and opening of the 160-acre 20 MW Wynn Solar Facility; management of Wynn Las Vegas’ shift to the open energy market; reduction of single-use plastics; and the creation of an energy supply plan that integrates the first micro grid to be implemented at an individual resort at the Encore Boston Harbor property.

Hansen has more than 25 years of experience, is a current Board Member of the Mystic River Watershed Association, currently serves on the Nevada Governor’s Regional Transmission Task Force and previously served as a member of the Nevada Governor’s Committee on Energy Choice. He began his career in the energy industry at NV Energy where he spent more than 10 years in various capacities including power trading, transmission policy and contracts, business development, and project leadership. Before joining Wynn Resorts, Hansen served as Vice President at EnergySource, where he represented a broad base of Nevada’s largest energy customers across industries including municipalities, mining, gaming, data centers, utilities, and technology.