Jim Murren was named Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International in December 2008. He leads a company of 62,000 employees that provides world-class hospitality and entertainment experiences through its 17 resorts properties in Las Vegas, Nev., Michigan, Mississippi, Macau and Sanya, China.
Mr Murren joined MGM in 1998 after spending more than a decade on Wall Street, where he was regarded as a leading analyst in the hotel and gaming industries. His arrival at MGM coincided with a period of dramatic growth for the company, including the acquisitions of Mirage Resorts and Mandalay Resort Group.
He is Chairman of the American Gaming Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution. In 2013, he was named by President Obama to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. He has been recognized as a Responsible CEO of the Year by CR Magazine, and was Casino Journal magazine’s 2013 Executive of the Year.
A native of Fairfield, Conn., Mr Murren graduated from and is on the Board of Trustees of Trinity College.