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MGM Shuffles Leadership

MGM Shuffles Leadership

Four presidents of MGM Resorts Las Vegas Strip properties will not return when the casinos reopen following the Covid-19 lockdown. Randy Morton of Bellagio, Cindy Kiser Murphey (l.) of New York-New York, Cliff Atkinson of Luxor and Eric Fitzgerald of Excalibur were laid off, and other senior-level management was reorganized.

In April, MGM Acting President & CEO Bill Hornbuckle said New York-New York and Bellagio would be the first two properties to reopen, with other properties to follow.

MGM announced a revised lineup of property presidents and top executives responsible for more than one MGM property on the Strip:

Bellagio and Park MGM/NoMad:
Anton Nikodemus, President
Franz Kallao, SVP of Hospitality
Doug Sandoval, CFO

Aria and Vdara:
Steve Zanella, President
Mark Lefever, CFO

Mandalay Bay/Delano and Luxor:
Chuck Bowling, President
Kevin Holyfield, VP Hospitality
Heith Bettelman, CFO

MGM Grand Las Vegas and New York-New York:
Mike Neubecker, President
Patrick Miller, SVP Hospitality
Mark Czerniak, CFO

The Mirage and Excalibur:
Nik Rytterstrom, President
Jeff Segan, VP Hospitality
Sarah Rogers, CFO

The regional properties will be headed up by Jorge Perez, president of MGM National Harbor. Reporting to him will be Melonie Johnson, the former head of National Harbor and now president of Atlantic City’s Borgata. Johnson replaces Marcus Glover, who joined Borgata in 2017.

Chris Kelley is now in charge of MGM Springfield and Empire City in Yonkers, New York. Travis Lunn heads up Mississippi’s Beau Rivage and Gold Strike. And David Tsai will be president of MGM Midwest, which includes MGM Grand Detroit and MGM Northfield Park in Ohio.

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