James J. Murren | Business Roundtable

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Jim Murren was named Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International in December 2008. He leads a company of 71,000 employees with 13 resorts in Las Vegas, one in Detroit, two in Mississippi and one in Atlantic City, as well as resorts being developed in Maryland and Massachusetts. Mr. Murren serves as chairman of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns MGM Macau and is developing a resort in Cotai. He also serves as chairman of MGM Growth Properties, a real estate investment trust.

Mr. Murren joined MGM in 1998 after spending more than a decade on Wall Street, where he was regarded as a leading analyst in the hotel and gaming industries. His arrival at MGM coincided with a period of dramatic growth for the company, including the acquisitions of Mirage Resorts and Mandalay Resort Group.

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 is Chairman of the American Gaming Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution. In 2013, he was appointed to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

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 Managementand Executive of the Year by Casino Journal. Under his leadership, MGM Resorts International was named among FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies® in 2016.

With his wife, Heather, he is actively involved in assisting wounded warriors and their families through the creation of a Fisher House in southern Nevada.

October 2016