MGM Resorts International has changed quite a bit over the past few years. When the company instituted its MGM 2020 program that was aimed at reducing costs, creating efficiencies and streamlining the corporate structure, there was no vision of the pandemic. But when it hit in March of last year, MGM 2020 had the company prepared for the worst. But when Jim Murren resigned as chairman and CEO of MGM in February, Bill Hornbuckle was elevated to CEO. A inspirational leader who learned his trade working under Steve Wynn, Terry Lanni and Murren, Hornbuckle has set his priorities on his employees first and the future of the company soon after that. He spoke with GGB Publisher Roger Gros for the cover story in the January 2021 issue, 25 People to Watch, at Hornbuckle’s office in the Bellagio in December.
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