MGM Grand, Inc. (NYSE: MGG) today
announced the appointment of William J. Hornbuckle as Executive Vice
President-Operations at MGM Grand Las Vegas, reporting to Daniel M. Wade,
President and Chief Operating Officer of the Las Vegas resort.
“Bill is an industry veteran, with a great track record in hotel/gaming
operations, and brings a wealth of knowledge to our growing Company,” said J.
Terrence Lanni, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Grand, Inc.
“We are thrilled with Bill`s decision to join our management team, and to
play an integral role in taking MGM Grand Las Vegas - The City of
Entertainment, to a new level,” said Alex Yemenidjian, President and Chief
Operating Officer of MGM Grand, Inc.
Mr. Hornbuckle, 40, comes to MGM Grand Las Vegas from Caesars Palace,
where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since April 1997.
Prior to joining Caesars, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer of Treasure Island, having served in that position since March 1996,
and having held various other executive positions with Mirage Resorts
properties since 1986, including President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Golden Nugget, Laughlin.
Mr. Hornbuckle graduated from the University of Nevada/Las Vegas in 1981,
with a bachelor of science in hotel administration. Throughout his career, he
has been active in supporting community, industry and charitable
organizations. From 1993 to 1995, he was president of the Laughlin Chamber of
Commerce. In 1991, he chaired the Nevada Hotel/Motel Association. In
February 1997, he was named a member of the Nevada Governor`s Council on
Tourism. Mr. Hornbuckle is a member of the Board of Directors and serves as
Vice Chairperson of the Executive Committee for United Way of Southern Nevada.
MGM Grand, Inc. is an entertainment, hotel and gaming company
headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company operates the MGM Grand
hotel/casino in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand hotel/casino in Darwin, Australia,
owns a 50% interest in the New York-New York hotel/casino in Las Vegas, and
manages casinos in Nelspruit and Witbank, in the Republic of South Africa.