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LI-raised Andrew Simon, now Las Vegas CEO, stars on 'Undercover Boss'

LI-raised Andrew Simon, now Las Vegas CEO, stars on 'Undercover Boss'
With a wig, beard, oversized glasses and hipster-grunge shirt and shorts, North Massapequa-raised Andrew Simon is transformed into just another worker at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience, where he

i pShare Tweet Email With a wig, beard, oversized glasses and hipster-grunge shirt and shorts, North Massapequa-raised Andrew Simon is transformed into just another worker at Las Vegas' Fremont Street Experience, where he is CEO, as the latest "Undercover Boss" (Friday at 8 p.Named CEO of Las Vegas' outdoor pavilion Fremont Street in September 2020, he has faced pandemic challenges in restoring tourism and reversing low worker morale and high turnover.The episode finds him on a janitorial crew, scraping gum; on the canopy high over Fremont Street, removing debris tossed from surrounding hotels; and attaching harnesses onto cables for the pavilion's most popular attraction, the Slotzilla zip line."Doing that kind of work just gives you an appreciation" for such workers, says Simon, who was born in Queens and raised from infancy on Long Island, one of two children of public-school educators Stanley and the late Marlene Simon.

" And yet, says Simon, "I think his goal with previous CEOs was, 'How do you save money?Though "I grew up in front-line jobs," says Simon, he credits his experience on the show with making him more "employee-focused.

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