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Wynn Resorts Creates 'Culture and Community Department'

Wynn Resorts

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has created a department to tackle fair treatment in the workplace in the wake of a sexual-misconduct scandal that has raised concerns about its corporate culture and led to the exit of co-founder

Steve Wynn

as chief executive.

The culture and community department, the company said, is led by company veteran

Corrine Clement

and is focusing on diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and support for employee charitable efforts. Ms. Clement reports to Wynn Resorts’ general counsel

Kim Sinatra.

Among the new initiatives spearheaded by the department this year will be the Women’s Leadership Forum, designed to address the gender gap in management along with pay and title equity and to ensure a safe workplace, Wynn Resorts said.

Current and former employees interviewed by The Wall Street Journal have described allegations that would amount to a decadeslong pattern of sexual misconduct by Mr. Wynn against employees and a corporate culture where managers dismissed or ignored complaints about the behavior. The 76-year-old Mr. Wynn, who has since sold his stake in the company, has said the idea that he ever assaulted a woman was “preposterous.”

Chief Executive

Matt Maddox

said in March the company had “zero tolerance” of sexual harassment and said the board would act quickly on any recommendations from a special committee’s investigation. On Monday, Mr. Maddox said in a statement about Ms. Clement’s appointment: “Now more than ever we are committed to ensuring equality, creating leaders, and giving back to the communities in which we operate. The launch of our Culture and Community Department speaks to this promise.”

Ms. Clement, who joined Wynn Resorts in 2014 as executive director of human resources for Wynn Palace, most recently served as executive director of innovation and creative development at Wynn Las Vegas.

Before joining Wynn Resorts, Ms. Clement worked in communications, diversity, branding, marketing, partnership development, and human-resources capacities at

MGM Resorts International

and was an executive leadership coach and consultant for corporate clients.

Write to Maria Armental at

Appeared in the April 10, 2018, print edition as ‘New Unit At Wynn To Tackle Diversity.’

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