MGM MIRAGE's Terry Lanni Regarded as a CEO Who 'Gets It' in New Book

November 01, 2006
* Diversity Best Practices releases first-ever CEO book on diversity

MGM MIRAGE Chairman and CEO Terry Lanni discusses the importance of diversity in business and life in a new book entitled CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul. Lanni, who is the driving force behind MGM MIRAGE's six-year old diversity initiative, is the only gaming industry CEO profiled in the book.

The book features corporate chairmen and chief executive officers who have unique and compelling personal stories about the importance of diversity in business. The corporate leaders also discuss poignant moments that shaped their diversity values.

"The 20 leaders profiled in this book do indeed get it," said Diversity Best Practices President Edie Fraser. "They recognize diversity as a core human strength and a competitive advantage. From their hearts they express insightful views on the importance of diversity for their businesses. We congratulate them for taking the time to be interviewed and honestly sharing their stories in a passionate and compelling way."

According to Fraser, Lanni was asked to participate in the book because of his consistent outstanding leadership in diversity since launching the company's initiative in 2000.

Information about CEOs Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul can be found at or by calling (202) 463-3780. To read an excerpt of Terry Lanni's chapter, please visit

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Diversity Best Practices (DBP) is a membership-based organization for senior diversity practitioners and their executive officers -- providing leadership options, best practices, counsel, in-depth-research and reports, benchmarking tools and forums necessary -- to create sustainable diversity solutions for all levels of their organizations.


MGM MIRAGE, (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading and most respected hotel and gaming companies, owns and operates 23 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in four other properties in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois and the United Kingdom. MGM MIRAGE has also announced plans to develop Project CityCenter, a multi-billion dollar mixed-use urban development project in the heart of Las Vegas, and has a 50 percent interest in MGM Grand Macau, a hotel-casino resort currently under construction in Macau S.A.R. MGM MIRAGE supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its properties. MGM MIRAGE also has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative and its community philanthropy programs. For more information about MGM MIRAGE, please visit the company's website at

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