Ever since Matt Maddox took charge as CEO of US gaming and hospitality giant Wynn Resorts, he has been trying to take positive steps to build Wynn’s reputation that was literally ruined following the allegations of sexual misconduct against its former CEO Steve Wynn.
While the Wall Street Journal’s report that exposed Wynn’s former CEO and the company’s management equally came as a bolt from the blue, what hurt Wynn’s reputation the most is that the investigations that followed found that Wynn Resort’s management including its current CEO Matt Maddox had been complicit in downplaying the allegations of sexual misconduct from women employees against Steve Wynn.
Face saving or reputation management, call it as you like but now Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox has pledged to promote Diversity and Inclusion at the workplace.
Maddox joined forces with a coalition of CEOs who have collectively started a campaign that goes by the name CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. It says that the campaign is to make people working in the companies feel welcome and respected irrespective of their color or gender or other demographic variables.
“One of our guiding principles is ‘to care about everyone and everything’. By signing this pledge, we are further cultivating a workplace where diversity is valued,” said Maddox.
“I believe we have the best team in the industry and our efforts to be even more inclusive will further our commitment to excellence.”
While former Wynn Resorts’ CEO Steve Wynn is challenging Nevada Gambling Regulators’ jurisdiction as they are bent on ousting him from the casino gambling industry, Maddox for one thing he is doing is not leaving any stone unturned to amend the damage done to the reputation of Wynn Resorts.
However, in doing so Maddox has gained the confidence of the investors and has secured a second term. He will continue to lead Wynn Resorts until 2022.