As Executive Director of Beverage and Corporate Mixologist at MGM Resorts International, Craig Schoettler uses his extensive culinary and beverage knowledge to position the company as a thought leader in the hospitality industry. Schoettler oversees all corporate beverage initiatives, ensuring every outlet aligns with the company’s strategic priorities. Additionally, he has visionary oversight of menu development for F&B concepts and determines brand standards for design, infrastructure and equipment for all new beverage venues. Schoettler has won several awards including “Beverage Professional of the Year” from the Chicago Tribune and “National Bartender of the Year” from Eater National. He has also been recognized for titles his bars have received such as “Ten Best Whiskey Bars in America 2013” from GQ Magazine and “Outstanding Bar Program” from the James Beard Foundation.