MGM National Harbor Announces Staff Appointments

MGM National Harbor, the casino resort set to open later this year in Prince George’s County, Maryland, announced that it has appointed teams to lead its hotel operations, brand and retail marketing, and communications efforts. MGM National Harbor welcomes Patrick Fisher (left) as executive director of hotel operations, Sarah Moore as executive director of brand marketing and retail and Dasha Ross Smith as director of communications.

Sarah Moore

Fisher is executive director of hotel operations for MGM National Harbor. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of hotel operations including guest services, call center, housekeeping, spa and salon, fitness center, pool, reservations and more. Prior to joining MGM National Harbor, Fisher served as director of rooms at the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

Moore is executive director of brand marketing and retail. In this role, she is responsible for the development and execution of strategic marketing plans and overall brand management, as well as oversight of the resort’s retail program. Prior to joining MGM National Harbor, Moore served as director of brand management for MGM Resorts International, providing strategic direction and support to Aria, Vdara, Luxor, Excalibur, MGM National Harbor and MGM Springfield.

Dasha Ross Smith

Smith is director of communications. She is responsible for leading the resort’s communications and social media efforts. She joins MGM National Harbor from Wells Fargo, where she served as communications lead for the corporate responsibility group.