MGM Resorts Announces Leadership Changes

MGM Resorts International announced last Thursday a reshuffle of its leadership team aimed at driving the company’s strategic direction and implement change as part of its MGM 2020 initiative. The leadership changes will be effective as of March 1.

Current Chief Operating Officer Corey Sanders will be appointed chief financial officer and will lead the strategic financial transformation, together with information technology, enterprise analytics, sales, and consumer marketing.

MGM’s current Chief Financial Officer Dan D’Arrigo will be resigning from the company and the Board of Directors of MGM China.

Appointed into the role of chief operating officer is William Hornbuckle, who takes on the role in addition to his current role as president. He will oversee operations at all enterprise properties and will lead casino marketing, design, and development, human resources, and entertainment.

MGM Chairman and CEO James Murren commented on the changes in his leadership team as follows: “Part of MGM 2020 is clarifying responsibilities and driving change. We are creating the path to success through the transformation with this team.”

In January, MGM hired former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval as president of global gaming development to spearhead the group’s expansion, particularly in Japan.

The recently announced MGM 2020 program is a company-wide, business transformation initiative aimed to leverage a more centralized organization to maximize profitability and, through key investments in technology, lay the foundation for the company’s digital transformation to drive long-term revenue growth. The program was first announced in May 2018. (AGB)