Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 | 6 a.m.
Current job: Vice president of Human Resources, Wynn Las Vegas and Encore
Education: University of San Diego, Master’s Degree in executive leadership; University of Nevada-Reno, Bachelor’s of Science in human development and family studies
About Stephanie Rosol: As vice president of human resources for the two resorts, Stephanie Rosol is charged with serving the needs of 13,000 employees. Her responsibilities include recruitment, employment, training, employee communications and employee relations. Her first assignment was to lead the challenge of interviewing 20,000 applicants and to hire and train 5,000 employees for Encore. That came while simultaneously caring for the nearly 9,000 active Wynn employees. “My daily goal is to ensure that my team understands and supports operations,” Rosol said. “I believe that HR is crucial in our company’s success, and I’m gratified that my peers here believe it as well.” Rosol joined Wynn Las Vegas in 2007 as director of learning and development, brining more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry in operations and human resources roles. Previously, she held several HR and operational positions with Harrah’s in Las Vegas and Reno. Rosol is a champion for many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender efforts and initiatives and works with the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada.
The most important issue facing the valley: It is hard to quantify one big issue. Education about employment is at the top of my list.
My mentor and why: I have gratitude for the teachers, coaches, and counselors in my life. I am fortunate to say that I’ve learned from many and aspire to provide that type of guidance to others now.
Favorite Web site: My favorite website is www.TED.com. TED is a small nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading.
Hobbies: I practice yoga and have a passion for coaching. I love spending time with family, walking my dog Ace, going to movies, volunteering with HELP of Southern Nevada and serving on the board of the Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
Fantasy job: Someday, when I finally walk away from human resources, I want to make a living coaching people, teaching yoga and practicing massage. For me, that would be the perfect combination.
One-word description of self: Bright