The following members make up the MGM Resorts Board of Directors.

Paul Salem


Chairman of the Board
Senior Managing Director Emeritus, Providence Equity Partners

  • Senior Managing Director Emeritus, Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) since 2018, with Providence from 1992 – 2018, which specializes in investing in the media, communications, education and information industries by employing a variety of financing structures and target equity investments and bringing industry, financial, operational and leadership expertise to portfolio companies.
  • Previously served as a director of Grupo TorreSur, Asurion, Eircom, Madison River Telecom, MetroNet (formerly AT&T Canada), PanAmSat, Tele1 Europe, Verio, Wired Magazine, Education Management Corporation and several other Providence investments.
  • Prior to joining Providence in 1992, worked for Morgan Stanley in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions and prior to Morgan Stanley spent four years with Prudential Investment Corporation.
  • Chairman of Year Up, a national non-profit focused on closing the opportunity divide for urban young adults, and a board member of Edesia Global Nutrition, a non-profit dedicated to treating and preventing malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations.
  • Serves on the advisory board of the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University.

Mary Chris Jammet



  • Founder and principal of Bristol Partners, LLC.
  • Former Senior Vice President and portfolio manager responsible for $20 billion in assets for clients in the United States and abroad, from 1998 until 2013, and equity research analyst focused on the gaming and lodging industry, from 1989 until 1998, at Legg Mason Global Asset Management, an international asset management firm.
  • Former Independent Director for Payless ShoeSource Inc. from June 2018 to January 2019 and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee, Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Member of the Special Committee.
  • Consultant and advisor to start-up companies in early stage financings since 2013.
  • Member of the Finance Department Advisory Board Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland.

William W. Grounds


President, Infinity World Development Corp

  • Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of Infinity World Development Corp, a sovereign investment entity which owns half of CityCenter Holdings, LLC (“CityCenter”), since November 2009, having joined Infinity World in April 2008.
  • Member of CityCenter Board of Directors since December 2009.
  • Various senior executive positions in the real estate investment and development industries, including General Manager at Unlisted Funds of Investa Property Group Ltd. from April 2002 to May 2007 and CEO of Property and Finance at MFS Ltd. from June 2007 to March 2008.
  • Board Member of Lend Lease Property Services and Civil & Civic from 1997 to 1998.
  • Board member of Grand Avenue L.A. LLC, a mixed-use real estate development joint venture with The Related Companies from 2008 to 2017.
  • Board Member of Fontainebleau Miami JV, LLC, in 2013.
  • Board Member and member of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee of Remark Holdings Inc. (MARK) from October 2013 to May 2019.
  • Board Member of Nevada Public Radio KNPR since January 2017.

Alexis M. Herman


President & CEO New Ventures

  • Chair and Chief Executive Officer of New Ventures LLC, a corporate consulting company, since 2001.
  • Lead Director, Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and member of the Technology Committee, Finance Committee, and Executive Committee of Cummins Inc.
  • Director and member of the Personnel Committee and member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Entergy Corp.
  • Director and member of the Compensation Committee and Chair of the Public Issues and Diversity Review Committee of The Coca-Cola Company.
  • Served as Chair of the Business Advisory Board of Sodexo, Inc., a member of the global advisory board for Toyota Motor Corporation and as Chair of Toyota Motor Corporation’s North American Diversity Advisory Board.
  • United States Secretary of Labor from 1997 to 2001.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the National Urban League and member of the Board of Trustees of Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago University.
  • President of the Dorothy I. Height Education Foundation and Co-Chair of the Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) Initiative.

Roland Hernandez


President, Hernandez Media Ventures

  • Director, officer or partner and owner of minority interests in privately held companies engaged in real estate, investment, media and security services for more than the past five years.
  • Founding principal and Chief Executive Officer of Hernandez Media Ventures, a privately held company engaged in the acquisition and management of media assets.
  • Director of Fox Corporation, chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee.
  • Director of US Bancorp (USB) and chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Capital Planning Committee.
  • Director of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., member of the Compensation Committee
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Belmond Ltd. (formerly Orient-Express Hotels Ltd.) from 2013 to April 2019.
  • Lead Director, Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee and member of the Audit Committee of Vail Resorts, Inc. from 2002 to June 2019.
  • Director and member of the Nominating Committee of Sony Corporation from 2008 to June 2013.

John Kilroy


Chairman, President and CEO, Kilroy Realty Corp.

  • Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of Kilroy Realty Corporation (“Kilroy Realty”) since February 2013.
  • Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of Kilroy Realty since its incorporation in September 1996.
  • Serves on the policy advisory board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, University of California at Berkeley and the advisory board of governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT“).
  • Previously served on the board of New Majority California and as Chairman of New Majority Los Angeles.
  • Past trustee of the El Segundo Employers Association, Viewpoint School, Jefferson Center for Character Education and the National Fitness Foundation.
  • Member of NAREIT, The Real Estate Roundtable and was a member of the San Francisco America’s Cup Organizing Committee.

Rose McKinney-James


Managing Principal, McKinney-James & Associates

  • Managing Principal of Energy Works Consulting LLC and McKinney James & Associates, providing consulting services regarding public affairs in the areas of energy, education, and environmental policy, in each case for more than the past five years.
  • Director of Marketing and External Affairs of Nevada State Bank Public Finance from 2007 to 2013.
  • Member of the Audit Committee and chair of the CRA Committee of Toyota Financial Savings Bank.
  • Former Director and Chair of the Board Governance and Nominating Committee and member of the Finance Committee of Employers Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to June 2013.
  • Serves on the board of directors of MGM Grand Detroit, LLC and as an emeritus director of Three Square and Nevada Partners.
  • Director and Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee of The Energy Foundation.
  • Director of the National Association of Corporate Directors Southern California Chapter and Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
  • Formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for Solar Technologies and Renewable Resources for five years.
  • Former Commissioner with the Nevada Public Service Commission and former Director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry.

Keith A. Meister


Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Corvex Management LP

  • Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer of Corvex Management LP since 2010. 
  • Chief Executive Officer and then Principal Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company from 2003 to 2010.
  • Also served as Senior Managing Director of the General Partners of Icahn Partners L.P. and affiliated funds from November 2004 to August 2010.
  • Co-President of J Net Ventures from January 2000 through September 2001. 
  • Prior to launching J Net Ventures, Mr. Meister worked at NorthStar Capital and Lazard Freres. 
  • Previously served as a director on numerous other public boards including: Yum! Brands, Inc., The Williams Companies, The ADT Corporation, Ralcorp Holdings and Motorola, Inc./Motorola Mobility, Inc., among others.
  • Vice Chairman of the board of directors for Harlem Children’s Zone and a member of the board of trustees for the American Museum of Natural History.

Gregory Spierkel



  • Joined Ingram Micro Inc., a worldwide distributor of technology products, in 1997 as Senior Vice President and President of Ingram Micro Asia Pacific, before being named Executive Vice-President and President of Ingram Micro Europe and later President of Ingram Micro Inc. in 2004. Then served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Ingram Micro Inc. from 2005 until his departure in 2012.
  • Consultant and advisor to private equity firms investing in the IT sector since 2012.
  • Director, Chair of the Compensation Committee, and member of the Audit Committee of PACCAR Inc., a truck manufacturer and technology company, since 2008.
  • Director of Schneider Electric SE since October 2014. Chair of the Digital Committee, member of the Governance Committee and member of the Investment Committee.
  • Member of the McLaren Technology Group business advisory group since January 2018.
  • Served as a member of the Advisory Board at The Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine until 2016.
  • Former advisor to Cylance, a privately held cyber security company based in Southern California from January 2018 through February 2019.

Jan Swartz


Group President, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia at Carnival Corporation

  • Carnival Corporation, Group President, Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia. Previously, President, Princess Cruises from 2013-2016 and Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Princess Cruises from 2008-2013. Previously served in progressive roles at Princess Cruises starting in 2001 as the Vice President of Strategy and Business Development and led the deal evaluation and integration efforts in connection with Carnival Corporation’s acquisition of P&O Princess in 2002.
  • Led Princess Cruises expansion throughout Asia, opening 11 offices across China, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea.
  • Co-led Carnival Corporation’s Ocean Medallion digital transformation initiative, which has won the 2018 Gold New York Design Award for Digital IoT, a CES 2019 Innovation Award Honoree and has been announced as a finalist for a 2019 Edison Award for its wearable device and guest experience platform available today on Princess ships.
  • Prior to joining Carnival Corporation, served as Chief Executive Officer of MXG Media from 1999-2000.
  • During 1992-1999, served as an associate consultant, consultant and manager at Bain & Company, Inc

Daniel J. Taylor


Executive, Tracinda Corporation

  • Employed as an executive of Tracinda since 2007.
  • Director of MGM Growth Properties LLC. Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Light Efficient Design, a division of TADD LLC since July 2014, a manufacturer and distributor of LED lighting products, primarily for the retrofit market.
  • President of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (“MGM Studios”) from April 2005 to January 2006 and Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MGM Studios from June 1998 to April 2005.
  • Vice President—Taxes at MGM/UA Communications Co., the predecessor company of MGM Studios, from 1985 to 1991.
  • Tax Manager specializing in the entertainment and gaming practice at Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1978 to 1985.
  • Director of Inforte Corp. from October 2005 to 2007.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delta Petroleum Corporation from May 2009 to August 2012 (and a director from February 2008 to August 2012), and a former member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of such company.