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MGM Shuffles Presidents

MGM Shuffles Presidents

Three major MGM Resorts casino hotels have new leaders.

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has announced the appointment of a new president. Veteran casino executive Travis Lunn (l.) replaces Melonie Johnson, who returns to MGM National Harbor as president and COO, a post she held prior to joining Borgata in 2020.

Lunn had been serving as Southeast group president and chief operating officer for MGM Resorts, where he oversaw two Mississippi casinos: the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi and the Gold Strike in Tunica. Replacing Lunn will be Brandon Dardeau, who had most recently been general manager at Gold Strike as well as participating in the recent reimagining of Mlife to MGM Rewards.

For Lunn, he led MGM Grand Las Vegas as general manager and senior vice president of operations and before that served as vice president of operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and general manager of hotel operations for The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts.

“It’s an honor to be joining this incredibly talented team,” Lunn said in a statement. “Borgata is a world-class resort destination with a brand recognized nationwide for its spectacular accommodations, culinary program and entertainment offerings. I can’t wait to jump in and connect with all of the employees, guests and local community members.”

Melonie Johnson

Brandon Dardeau