William J. Hornbuckle

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MGM Resorts International

Bill Hornbuckle serves as President and Chief Marketing Officer for MGM Resorts International, as well as President and Chief Operating Officer for MGM Springfield. In this role, Bill provides corporate oversight for all marketing functions throughout the company, in addition to oversight for MGM Springfield, an MGM Resorts Massachusetts development subsidiary; the MGM Grand Macau property; and gaming development company wide.

A highly respected 34-year veteran of the gaming industry, Bill’s responsibilities focus on positioning the MGM Resorts portfolio of properties, driving profitability, strengthening loyalty programs, synergizing efforts and leveraging the company’s incredible assets.    

From 2005 until August of 2009, Bill served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had previously served as President and COO of MGM MIRAGE-Europe, where he worked on the development of the company’s gaming operations in the United Kingdom. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.  

Prior to MGM Grand, Bill served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. He spent the majority of his career with Mirage Resorts in various senior management positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer of the Golden Nugget Laughlin, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Treasure Island, and Vice President of Hotel Operations for The Mirage, opening the hotel in 1989.

Bill is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Andre Agassi Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Three Square. Previously, Bill has served on the boards for the United Way of Southern Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation. From 1999 to 2003, he also served on the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.