MGM names Hornbuckle permanent CEO

30 July 2020

MGM Resorts International has named Bill Hornbuckle, its current acting chief executive and president, to those roles on a permanent basis, as well as to its board of directors.

Hornbuckle took over as acting chief executive when Jim Murren stepped down following the publication of the operator’s 2019 results, in which revenue increased 9.6% to $12.90bn, while profits were buoyed by the sale of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.

Murren had been MGM’s chief executive since 2008, having worked for the business since 1998.

Hornbuckle (pictured) joined MGM’s executive team as chief marketing officer in 2009 before becoming chief operating officer in 2012. Before this, Hornbuckle was chief operating officer of its Mandalay Bay casino and he had previously held the same role for MGM Resorts’ European operations as well as other casinos including MGM Grand, Caesars Palace and Golden Nugget Laughlin.

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