MGM Resorts International gets new COO


LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Corey Sanders, who has been with MGM Resorts International for more than 16 years and has held a variety of executive positions, has been promoted to chief operating officer.

“Corey’s exceptional operating experience and keen knowledge of financial strategy and discipline will benefit the entire company in this expanded role,” said Jim Murren, chairman and CEO. “Over a year ago, we promoted Corey Sanders to chief operating officer of our core brand properties and Bill Hornbuckle to the new position of chief marketing officer for our company. These first steps have proven indispensable to our future success by uniting our great resorts into the powerful marketing organization that our company is becoming,” said Mr. Murren.

In addition to serving as chief financial oficer of both MGM Grand Las Vegas and MGM Grand Resorts, he has also served as executive vice president – operations, where he developed both growth opportunities and operating efficiencies for the company. For the past 14 months, Mr. Sanders has served as chief operating officer for the company’s core brand and regional properties. Throughout this period, Corey has worked closely with Bill Hornbuckle to design and deploy new ideas to grow our business.

“Corey has proven his aptitude, effectiveness, and creativity by instilling a culture of cooperation that has strengthened our marketing initiatives and improved the guest experience. Our entire company will benefit from Corey’s increased scope and responsibilities over all of our wholly-owned resorts, including our luxury brands: Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, and The Mirage,” said Mr. Murren.