Boyd Gaming Corp. announced in January that Robert L. Boughner will retire as executive vice president and chief business development officer. Boughner will remain a member of the company’s board of directors following his retirement.
Since joining Boyd Gaming in July 1976, Boughner has served in a number of senior leadership positions. As chief operating officer from 1990 to 2001, he helped guide Boyd Gaming through a period of significant expansion, as the company opened or acquired eight properties across the United States. Following his tenure as COO, Boughner was named president and chief executive officer of Borgata, leading the design, development and operations of Atlantic City’s most profitable and successful casino resort.
“Bob has been an immensely important contributor to Boyd Gaming’s success over the last 40 years,” said Bill Boyd, executive chairman of Boyd Gaming. “He played a key role in the growth and evolution of our company, helping guide us with his vision and leadership. I am deeply grateful to Bob for his extraordinary service to Boyd Gaming, and I wish him continued happiness and success in the next chapter of his life.”