Adelson in Jerusalem, wearing Romney button, leaning on aide’s shoulder
I’m told that Sheldon Adelson’s shop, Sands Las Vegas, just hired Todd McCarty as head of global Human Resources. McCarty is still listed as senior VP for Human Resources at the New York Times, but Times publisher Arthur O. Sulzburger Jr. apparently informed staff of the move in an email.
McCarty worked at Starwood (they own a bunch of the hotel chains) prior to his coming to the NYT, so it probably is just hotel/casino deal. And yet… given the timing and the money that Adelson has been throwing around lately, you wonder if McCarty is being newly overpaid for something more than his HR skills. The NYT editorial page has been tough on Adelson of late, and that whole China/Macao thing seems like it has legs, news-wise. So maybe there’s a message in the hire?
(I called a couple execs at the New York Times to confirm the news; haven’t heard from them.)