TV Executive Takes Helm at Fremont Street Experience

Andrew Simon has stepped down as head of lifestyle and sports channel AXS to become the next president and chief executive of the Downtown Las Vegas attraction. He also brings to the job several years of local business experience.

TV Executive Takes Helm at Fremont Street Experience

Entertainment industry veteran Andrew Simon has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Las Vegas’ Fremont Street Experience.

Simon joins the six-block-long outdoor entertainment attraction from AXS TV, a music, lifestyle and alternative sports channel founded by billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban. Simon has served as its CEO since 2007.

“We are confident that Andrew has the vision and depth of experience to lead our talented team into our next 25 years of growth and innovation,” said Mark Brandenburg, Fremont Street Experience board chairman.

Prior to joining AXS, Simon was vice president of marketing and sales at Cox Communications in Las Vegas. He also has worked at NXTV and Deloitte. A New York native, he began working in Las Vegas in 1992 as a blackjack dealer at The Mirage.

“There is an unprecedented level of excitement at Fremont Street Experience with the $32 million upgrade in Viva Vision, the upcoming opening of Circa Resort & Casino and the milestone celebration of our 25th anniversary this December,” he said. “I look forward to working with my exceptional team and our partners.”

He succeeds Patrick Hughes, who is leaving the FSE effective October 31 after four years as president and CEO.