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MGM Names Halkyard CFO

MGM Names Halkyard CFO

Last month MGM Resorts International announced the appointment of Jonathan Halkyard as MGM’s new chief financial officer. Halkyard, who spent 13 years as an executive of MGM rival Caesars Entertainment, replaces Corey Sanders, who became MGM Resorts’ chief operating officer last year.

Halkyard was CFO of Caesars Entertainment for his last five years with the operator, after which he was CFO of Nevada Energy, and two years ago became CEO of hotel operator Extended Stay America.

While at Caesars—still known as Harrah’s Entertainment when he was hired in 2006—Halkyard led some of the company’s largest acquisitions, including Horseshoe Gaming, the World Series of Poker, London Clubs International and the $9 billion merger with the former Caesars Entertainment. He also was part of the leadership team that oversaw the $30 billion sale of Caesars Entertainment to private equity firms TPG and Apollo.

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