MGM Resorts International announced that William Hornbuckle has been elected as CEO and president, effective immediately. Hornbuckle has been serving the company as acting CEO and president since March 2020. He succeeds former chairman and CEO Jim Murren, who stepped down earlier this year. Hornbuckle was also appointed to serve on the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.
Hornbuckle was previously chief marketing officer of MGM Resorts International from 2009 until 2012. From 2005 until August 2009, Hornbuckle served as president and chief operating officer of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. He previously had served as president and chief operating officer of MGM Resorts International-Europe, where he worked on the development of the company’s gaming operations in the United Kingdom. He also served as president and chief operating officer of MGM Grand Las Vegas from 1998 to 2001.
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