Kreeger takes on the new role having most recently served as senior vice-president of corporate development at Red Rock since rejoining the business in September last year.
Prior to this, Kreeger was director of operations development for new resorts at Galaxy Entertainment Group for four and a half years, while he spent more than two years as president and chief operating officer of SLS Las Vegas.
Kreeger was also chief operating officer of Revel Casino Resort for 18 months, shortly after a near-12-year spell as senior vice-president of corporate operations at Fertitta Entertainment.
“Scott is the right leader for Red Rock Resorts,” Red Rock chairman and chief executive Frank Fertitta III said. “Scott’s long history with the company, his knowledge of all aspects of our business and his proven leadership sets the company up for continued and accelerated future growth.”
The appointment comes after the Culinary Union, the largest organisation of employees in Nevada, last month called on the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate what it called the “deficient” levels of diversity on the Red Rock board.
Zachary Poppel, research analyst at the Culinary Union, asked the SEC to investigate whether Red Rock’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is meeting SEC diversity requirements.
Poppel said Red Rock’s “five-person board has been the same white men since its 2015 initial public offering”, adding that Red Rock is the only publicly traded Nevada-based casino company of nine with no women on its board of directors.