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He is the visionary behind CityCenter, the unprecedented urban resort destination that opened on the Las Vegas Strip in 2009 featuring centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. CityCenter – a sophisticated mix of resorts, residences, conference facilities, dining and retail -- is among the largest “green” developments globally. Using cutting-edge solutions, CityCenter demonstrates that sustainability enhances the guest experience.
A native of Fairfield, Conn., Mr. Murren graduated from, and is a trustee of, Trinity College, where he majored in Art History and Urban Studies. He serves as Chairman of the American Gaming Association, on the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution, and on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He is chair of the Leadership Board of the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine. He also is a member of the Board of Trustees for Howard University and a member of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of leading U.S. companies.
A leader in the area of corporate responsibility, he was named a Responsible CEO of the Year by CR Magazine. He is the recipient of the “Distinguished Leader Award” by the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management and “Executive of the Year” honor by Casino Journal. Under his leadership, MGM Resorts International was named among FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies® in 2016. Mr. Murren was also named to the Institutional Investor “2017 All-America Executive Team,” ranking as a Best CEO for Sell-Side.
Mr. Murren and wife Heather Hay Murren received the 2017 Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. The award is given to those who, by their example and business practices, have demonstrated a profound concern for the common good beyond the bottom line, acting as a force for positive change.
The Murrens are actively involved in assisting wounded warriors and their families through the creation of a Fisher House in southern Nevada.