FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AREA15 ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES
LAS VEGAS (December 2019) – AREA15, the experiential retail and entertainment complex opening in early 2020, announces its newest additions to the corporate and Las Vegas team: Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Mark Stutzman, Head of Partnerships, Michael Casper and Head of Talent and Promotion, Howard Weiss.
Chief Technology Officer
As the CTO for AREA15, Stutzman establishes and implements AREA15’s technical vision and infrastructure to bring the immersive entertainment and retail complex to life. Working collaboratively and cross-functionally with development and construction, design, marketing, production and operations, he builds the technology infrastructure that will enhance the visitor experience at AREA15. As an experienced entrepreneur and product executive, Stutzman brings more than 20 years’ experience delivering elegant and effective scalable applications.
Head of Partnerships
Michael Casper serves as Head of Partnerships for AREA15, a new role among the growing Las Vegas team. He is responsible for implementing and developing commercial and strategic relationships with outside companies and brands in order to provide unprecedented experiences inside AREA15. Casper has a storied career in the hospitality and arena industry, holding roles of director of partnerships, commercial manager and partnerships executive. He comes to AREA15 from the Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, but began his career at Anschutz Entertainment Group, where he was part of the opening team of The O2 Arena in London and later became director of partnerships for the Ülker Sports Arena.
Head of Talent and Promotion
As the head of talent and promotion for AREA15, Howard Weiss is responsible for booking all talent, special events and event promotion, including festivals, concerts, comedy shows, artist and celebrity appearances and more. In addition, Weiss will handle live entertainment activations and ticketing for the complex. Weiss comes with nearly 20 years of experience in hospitality and entertainment holding a variety of leadership roles in companies such as Element Hospitality, AEG Presents, Penn National Gaming, Pure Management Group and Caesars Entertainment Corporation. With a solid history of building large food and beverage teams, marketing, entertainment daylife and nightlife bookings, ticketing, promotions and nightlife strategy and operations Weiss’ background makes him an invaluable addition to the AREA15 executive team.
Opening in 2020, AREA15 promises to be a portal to the extraordinary, the world’s first purpose-built experiential retail and entertainment complex designed to bring the best-in-class of immersive experiences together under one roof. AREA15 will announce additional attractions and food and beverage experiences this fall. Event bookings are now available for dates beginning in February 2020.
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, is the world’s first purpose-built experiential retail and entertainment complex offering live events, exhilarating attractions, immersive activations, art installations, bars and eateries and much more. With a growing collection of dynamic destinations including Nomadic, Emporium, Oddwood,
Dueling Axes and its anchor experience, Meow Wolf Las Vegas, AREA15 will also host ongoing pop-up events designed to attract locals and tourists of all ages when it opens in 2020. AREA15 is the development project led by a joint venture between real estate development firm Fisher Brothers and creative agency Beneville Studios, both of New York. For more information visit www.AREA15.com and follow on Instagram and Twitter: @AREA15Official; Facebook: AREA15LasVegas and YouTube: AREA15. Hashtag: #SomethingIsComing. Click here for directions and here to download high-res renderings.
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