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Wynn announces management changes at Boston-area casino

Beach Plum

Charles Krupa / AP

Beach Plum flowers bloom along the banks of the Mystic River in front of the Encore Boston Harbor casino in Everett, Mass., Friday, June 21, 2019.

BOSTON — The president of Wynn Resorts' Boston-area casino is stepping down just months after it opened.

The Las Vegas company announced Wednesday that Encore Boston Harbor President Robert DeSalvio will be replaced by Brian Gullbrants, who most recently led food and beverage operations at the Everett casino.

DeSalvio has led Encore for five years, shepherding the $2.3 billion project through the construction phase.

Encore opened in late June.

Matt Maddox, CEO of Wynn Resorts, said DeSalvio's ability "to both manage a complicated construction process while listening to the needs of key stakeholders was essential to our success."

The company also announced two other management moves. Jenny Holaday will join Encore as executive vice president of operations, and Eric Kraus will join as senior vice president of communications and public affairs.