William J. Hornbuckle
, Chief Executive Officer and President

William (Bill) J. Hornbuckle is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), an S&P 500® global entertainment company featuring iconic hotels and casinos, meeting and conference spaces, live and theatrical entertainment experiences and an array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings across the globe. MGM Resorts’ portfolio includes some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry, such as Bellagio, MGM Grand, ARIA, Mandalay Bay and Borgata.

As Chief Executive, Mr. Hornbuckle oversees all aspects of MGM Resorts’ strategy, operations and hospitality and gaming development projects. This includes leading the company’s development efforts in Asia and its sports betting strategy.

Mr. Hornbuckle served as President of MGM Resorts since 2012 and became Chief Operating Officer in 2019. He led MGM Resorts’ domestic and international expansion efforts, including the development of resorts in National Harbor, MD, and Macau and of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. More recently, Mr. Hornbuckle oversaw MGM Resorts’ expansion of entertainment and sports betting. Additionally, he held the roles of Chief Design and Construction Officer and Chief Customer Development Officer.

Mr. Hornbuckle has been with MGM Resorts for more than two decades, including service as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, where he led the creation and launch of the M life Rewards customer loyalty program. Mr. Hornbuckle’s previous positions with MGM Resorts include: President and Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Bay, Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International-Europe and President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand Las Vegas.

An experienced industry executive, Mr. Hornbuckle started and built his career at Mirage Resorts through a range of senior management positions. He was President and Chief Operating Officer for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas; President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Nugget in Laughlin; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Treasure Island and Vice President of Hotel Operations for The Mirage, which he opened in 1989.

Mr. Hornbuckle is a member of MGM Resorts’ Board of Directors and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MGM China Holdings, which operates resorts in Macau. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for CityCenter JV (a joint venture with Dubai World). He is a board member of T-Mobile Arena (a joint venture with AEG) and of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority.

A long-time resident of Southern Nevada, Mr. Hornbuckle is active in community service. He serves on the Board of Trustees for Three Square Food Bank, is the Founder of the Bank of George, a local banking and financial services institution, and is President of the Fulfillment Fund. Mr. Hornbuckle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Corey Sanders
, Chief Financial Officer

Corey Sanders has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for MGM Resorts International since March 2019. He provides strategic leadership and financial vision for the Company to include oversight of both corporate and property finance units, capital improvement projects, and new development initiatives. In addition, Corey is responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, including financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, investor relations, merger and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Sanders previously served as Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International. In this capacity, he oversaw the Company’s wholly owned properties which include Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, New York-New York, Park MGM (formally Monte Carlo), Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus Las Vegas, MGM Grand Detroit, Beau Rivage, Gold Strike Tunica, Borgata, MGM National Harbor, and MGM Springfield as well as multiple Corporate departments. Prior to that he served as Chief Operating Officer for the Company’s Core Brands and Regional properties where he worked with the Chairman and CEO as well as the Property Presidents on a variety of initiatives aimed at growth opportunities and improving operating efficiencies for the Company.

In his tenure with the Company, Mr. Sanders has also served as Executive Vice President of Operations for MGM MIRAGE, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MGM Grand Resorts, Executive Vice President and CFO for MGM Grand, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance, and Tax Director for MGM Grand.

Mr. Sanders received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA.

John M. McManus
, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

John M. McManus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for MGM Resorts International. In this role, he is responsible for oversight of the Company’s legal affairs as well as the government affairs, corporate communications, corporate security, risk management and compliance departments. Mr. McManus works closely with members of senior management and the Company’s Board of Directors. He joined MGM in 2001 and has served as counsel in various capacities at the parent company and its operating subsidiaries during his tenure.

Before joining the Company, Mr. McManus held the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Sahara Hotel & Casino and worked as an associate attorney with the Las Vegas law firm of Schreck, Jones, Bernhard, Woloson & Godfrey.

Atif Rafiq
, President of Commercial & Growth

Atif Rafiq is President of Commercial & Growth at MGM Resorts International. In this role, Atif leads companywide strategy and transformation to evolve guest experience and drive growth of the business.

As the lead commercial officer, Atif manages all revenue streams and their drivers, including brand positioning, customer strategy, guest offerings, end-to-end experience and business models. He oversees several functions including Marketing, Brand, Revenue Management, Analytics, Digital, Engineering, IT and Data Science.

Previously, Atif formulated and drove one of the largest digital transformations in the world at McDonald’s as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Digital Officer. Atif joined MGM Resorts in May 2019 from Volvo Cars, where he led strategic initiatives to embrace business model change through digital subscriptions, developed direct-to-consumer relationships, introduced a wave of connectivity services for cars and created partnerships with tech giants as Chief Digital Officer and Global CIO. He possesses significant experience with culture change, organizing a company around customers, recruitment of new tech-savvy talent, and business model evolution.

Atif has been at the center of Internet and digital disruption for over 20 years, building on 15 years of experience in pure play tech companies such as Amazon, Yahoo! and AOL where he led large scale, fast growing digital businesses. Atif has also been the Founder / CEO of a Silicon Valley start-up, Covigna, which he led from inception to exit.

He began his career at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst, supporting companies such as Borders, Kmart, PetSmart, Lockheed Martin and other corporations on M&A and fundraising.

Atif holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics-Economics from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago.

Ann C. Hoff
, Chief Marketing Officer

Ann Hoff, Chief Marketing Officer at MGM Resorts International, is responsible for overseeing the company’s Brand, Public Relations, Creative, Sales, Guest Experience and Direct Marketing efforts.

Ms. Hoff previously served as President and COO of Portfolio Properties at MGM Resorts International, where she led strategic direction and worked closely with the Presidents/COOs of The Mirage, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur, as well as the Retail and Hotel Centers of Excellence for the entire enterprise. In this role, she oversaw corporate initiatives and EBITDA enhancements while also implementing operating model changes across the company.

Ms. Hoff’s career with MGM Resorts began in 1990 when she joined the Management Associate Program (MAP) at The Mirage. Soon after, she was named Assistant Director of Leisure Marketing for the property, followed by Assistant Director of Sales at Treasure Island. In 1997, Ms. Hoff moved to Biloxi, MS, to become part of the opening team as Director of Marketing for the company’s 1,740-room Beau Rivage. In 2001, she returned to Las Vegas as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Treasure Island before becoming Vice President of Operations at New York-New York, overseeing the Hotel, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Retail, Sales and Marketing divisions. Ms. Hoff served as President and Chief Operating Officer at Excalibur from 2017 to 2019, overseeing all aspects of the operation for the iconic 4,000-room resort while also executing several continuous improvement initiatives.

She is involved in numerous professional and charitable organizations, currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Southern Hills Hospital, the Executive Board of Global Gaming Women (GGW) and the Advisory Boards of the UNLV William F. Harrah College of Hospitality and Dress for Success. Within MGM Resorts, she is Executive Chair for the Emerging Leaders Network Group and the Executive Sponsor for the Management Associate Program (MAP) and the MGM 2020 Sourcing Initiative.

Ms. Hoff is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Las Vegas and holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she was honored among UNLV’s 50 Most Intriguing Alumni in 2018. She has also been recognized with the UNLVino Dom Perignon Award of Excellence, honoring individuals who have distinguished themselves through inspirational leadership, character and work ethic, GGW’s “Pay It Forward Award” and 2011 Women to Watch.

Jyoti Chopra
, Senior Vice President & Chief People, Inclusion, and Sustainability Officer

Jyoti Chopra is Senior Vice President and Chief People, Inclusion and Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International, based in Las Vegas. She is responsible for leading Human Resources and Social Impact and Sustainability. She oversees environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and is responsible for directing enterprise-wide human and social capital initiatives and serves as liaison to the Board of Directors’ corporate social responsibility committee. She oversees the MGM Resorts Foundation and community relations.

Ms. Chopra is an award winning talent, diversity, inclusion and sustainability leader. Prior to her role at MGM Resorts, she was Senior Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion and HR Operations and Transformation at Pearson Plc., an education technology and UK FTSE 100 company, where she was a member of the senior and human resources leadership teams.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Chopra served as Chief Diversity Officer and Managing Director of Global Citizenship and Sustainability for BNY Mellon as well as the global leader for communications and public relations at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and as a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Co.

Ms. Chopra began her career covering human development and issues affecting women and children at the United Nations. She was born and raised in London, England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honors degree in Journalism from New York University. She completed the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She holds an MBA with distinction from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Ms. Chopra is presently a member of the Diversity Advisory Board for Toyota Motor North America and serves on the Global Talent and Diversity Council for the Asia Society.

Laura Lee
, Senior vice President of Human Resources

Laura Lee is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Resorts International. In this role, she oversees recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, employee engagement and cultural development for the Company.

Previously, Ms. Lee was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Regional Operations, leading all human resource and cultural integration at the Company’s regional properties across the U.S.

She is proud to work for a company that is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce and tries to ensure that her efforts reflect these values. In addition to being named one of America’s Best Large Employers by Forbes, MGM Resorts has received numerous awards for its dedication to diversity and inclusion in 2019 alone. 

She began her career with MGM Resorts in 1989, serving on The Mirage’s opening team as a VIP Services Representative. After completing the Management Associate Program in 1993, she joined the pre-opening team for Treasure Island as Employee Services Manager. She returned to The Mirage in 1997 as Employee Relations Manager and was subsequently promoted to Director of Human Resources in 2004.

During her extensive career with the Company, Ms. Lee has also served as Director of Human Resources at Circus Circus Las Vegas, Vice President of Human Resources at The Mirage, Vice President of Human Resources at Bellagio and Vice President of Human Resources at Mandalay Bay.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Personnel Management from Arizona State University. In addition to being a proud MGM Resorts Diversity Champion and a graduate of the Company’s Executive Leadership program, Ms. Lee is also a graduate of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Leadership Las Vegas program.

Debra Deshong
, Senior Vice President of Communications and Global Industry Affairs

Debra DeShong is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Global Industry Affairs for MGM Resorts International. In this role she oversees both external and internal communications as well as the development of messaging strategies for issues impacting the Company around the world.

Ms. DeShong has more than two decades of experience in public policy, communications and international relations. Prior to working at MGM, she was the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Public Affairs at Subject Matter, a public relations and communications firm in Washington, D.C.

Her prior experience also includes serving as Chief of Staff to U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, working as a founder and executive at Washington public affairs firms Point Blank and Five by Five and holding top communications positions with the United Nations Foundation, U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli, the Democratic National Committee and the John Kerry for President campaign.

Ms. DeShong has a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Fairfield University.