MGM Promotes Thrasher, Fitzgerald, Hoff

MGM Resorts International has announced the promotions of three top executives at major Las Vegas Strip operations.

Don Thrasher, longtime president and chief operating officer of Circus Circus Las Vegas and other Nevada regional operations, has been named as the first president of Park Holdings, LCC, a new entity whose first task will be development of the Park, now under development between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York hotels. Park Holdings was also created to oversee “the continued revitalization of outdoor areas on the Las Vegas Strip,” according to MGM.

Eric Fitzgerald has been named general manager of Circus Circus Las Vegas. Fitzgerald joined the company in 2005 as vice president of hotel operations at Excalibur, and in 2009 assumed the same duties for the Luxor resort.

MGM also announced the promotion of Ann Hoff to general manager of Excalibur Hotel and Casino. Hoff’s move marks the creation of a new management team at the resort, which used to operate under a shared executive management team with Luxor.

Hoff was formerly vice president of operations at New York-New York, and has also worked for the company in Biloxi, Mississippi.