Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem president resigns – Lehigh Valley … – Allentown Morning Call

BETHLEHEM — Mark Juliano, who has been president of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for more than three years, is resigning from his post at the more than $800 million gambling complex that has become arguably the most successful casino in Pennsylvania during his tenure.

The resignation, effective immediately, was disclosed in a memo sent Monday to Sands Bethlehem employees — and reviewed by The Morning Call — from Robert Goldstein, president and chief operating officer of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Las Vegas Sands spokesman Ron Reese confirmed Juliano’s resignation but provided no reason for the change. “It is company policy not to comment on personnel matters,” Reese said.

The memo from Goldstein suggested it was Juliano’s decision. Juliano did not return calls seeking comment.

“Mark has been a valuable team member at both Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and as president of Sands Bethlehem,” Goldstein wrote in the memo. “On behalf of the [Las Vegas Sands] management team, I would like to thank Mark for his many efforts and wish him and his family the very best.”

Brian Carr, senior vice president of finance and administration, has been named president of Sands Bethlehem and will work with other executive team members to ensure operations at the facility “continue in the efficient and professional manner to which we are all accustomed,” the memo states.

The unexpected departure of Juliano left some local officials stunned Monday evening. Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez was one of them, surprised by the courtesy call he got from Carr late Monday. But regardless of who has the top post at the casino, Donchez said he hopes the company continues to be active in the community and works to get the rest of its property developed.

“My priorities are the same no matter who is

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