Las Vegas Grand Prix chief operating officer departs after five months

Las Vegas Grand Prix chief operating officer departs after five months

Article brief provided by The Nevada Independent
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent
May 19, 2024 4:38 PM
  • Howard Stutz, The Nevada Independent

Betsy Fretwell, who joined the Formula One Las Vegas Grand Prix in January as its chief operating officer, resigned from her position Friday saying she was returning to her private consulting practice.

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Fretwell, who spent three decades in the public sector and private business leadership roles including nine years as the city manager for Las Vegas, was overseeing community relations as part of her job duties, including navigating the fallout from disruptions to local businesses from last year’s race preparations.

“Over the last several months while serving as the COO of the Las Vegas Grand Prix, we developed a solid plan for this year’s race, established clear lines of communication with governing agencies and furthered critical community relationships,” Fretwell said in a statement provided by R&R Partners, which has worked with Formula One.