40 Under 40: Where Are They Now?
Catching up with 2016 honoree Brent Lessing
Class of 2016 honoree Brent Lessing was among the first Hertz transferees from Park Ridge, New Jersey, when the company opened its new global headquarters in Estero two years prior.
Lessing, then the vice president of IT transformation and customer systems, immediately became involved in the community by volunteering for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, serving on its board of directors. At Hertz, Lessing volunteered to lead the employee resource group for young professionals.
Last year, he became senior vice president of analytics, service and continuous improvement at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas. “Making the change to the gaming and entertainment industry has been an exciting journey,” he says. Lessing looks back fondly at his time in Southwest Florida and as a 40-under-40 winner. “Seeing the achievements of the others in our class was inspiring and motivated me to continue my drive at work and supporting our community.