STRATOSPHERECasino & Entertainment Properties (ACEP) named Thomas Stretlien vice president of human resources for the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower.
Stretlien is responsible for all facets of human resources at the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower including employment, internal communications, training and staff development and employee services.
Stretlien reports directly to Arthur Keith, president and general manager for the Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower. “The role of the human resources department has become more dynamic and as a result, a critical component to the success of any gaming resort property. Thomas Stretlien has extensive leadership experience in the many aspects of human resources. We will leverage that experience as we continue to attract and retain a strong workforce,” said Keith.
Prior to the Stratosphere, Stretlien was executive director- human resources for the Venetian Hotel Casino/Palazzo Las Vegas Resort Hotel Casino, both in Las Vegas, Nev. Stretlien was responsible for day-to-day human resources operations for two of the largest gaming resort properties in Las Vegas.
Stretlien has spent most of his career in the automotive industry in Michigan. He served with Behr America, a tier one automotive supplier, as director of human resources with responsibility for human resource operations in the United States and Mexico.
Stretlien spent 22 years with Volkswagen of America. During his tenure, he served as executive director of human resources with responsibility for human resource operations in the United States and Canada.
Stretlien earned a master’s of business administration from the Michigan State University School of Business and a bachelor’s of business administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich.