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MGM Resorts appoints Bill Hornbuckle as CEO and President

Bill Hornbuckle, president of MGM Resorts International photographed for Premier Magazine on August 15, 2017. (R. Marsh Starks / UNLV Creative Services)

MGM Resorts International has announced the appointment of long-time executive Bill Hornbuckle as its new CEO and President.

Hornbuckle, who has been serving as Acting CEO and President since the departure of former Chairman and CEO Jim Murren in March, has also been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“After a thorough national search, the board unanimously concluded that Bill is the best candidate to lead MGM Resorts through these immensely challenging times and into a more promising future,” said MGM Chairman Paul Salem.

“There are few tests of leadership greater than what Bill has faced. His seasoned global experience, depth of knowledge and steady hand have provided reassurance and confidence to our employees, partners, guests and shareholders during one of the most difficult periods in the history of our company. He has fully earned the opportunity before him.”

Hornbuckle has also served as Executive Director and Chairman of MGM China Holdings Ltd since late March.

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