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MGM Resorts International Announces Promotions



                MGM Resorts International Announces Promotions

Alan Feldman named Executive Vice President; Clark Dumont and Jenn Michaels
named Senior Vice Presidents

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, July 10, 2013

LAS VEGAS, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM)
today announced three senior level promotions in its Government Affairs,
Corporate Communications and Public Relations departments.

"Today's integrated resort and casino industry is taking on an increasingly
higher profile across the country and around the world as it embraces new
technologies and explores new growth opportunities," said Jim Murren, Chairman
and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "These changes create demands on the
international as well as U.S. federal and state legislative and regulatory
levels, as well as ongoing interest for our company in new and diverse markets
from North America to Asia," Murren said.

"This is also a new era for MGM Resorts and our industry, requiring increased
focus on effective communications with all of our stakeholders – from
employees to customers to guests to suppliers to public policymakers," Murren
added.

Murren announced the promotion of Alan Feldman to Executive Vice President of
Global Government & Industry Affairs, Clark Dumont to Senior Vice President of
Corporate Communications and Jenn Michaels to Senior Vice President of Public
Relations.  Feldman and Dumont report to Murren while Michaels reports to Bill
Hornbuckle, MGM's President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Alan Feldman - Executive Vice President, Global Government and Industry
Affairs

Feldman is one of the industry's most recognizable and trusted executives, and
has brought increased focus to the company's government and regulatory areas
as well as ongoing work in industry affairs. Feldman will continue as the
MGM's principal spokesperson, especially on industry issues. 

Feldman was chosen to Chair the National Center for Responsible Gaming, and
has been a leader in the American Gaming Association of which Murren will
become Chairman in 2014.

In recent years, Feldman has increased his focus in support of the company's
development activities where he works closely with Hornbuckle.  

Feldman joined MGM in 1990 as Vice President of Public Relations. Prior to
that, he was a Senior Account Supervisor for Hill + Knowlton, one of the
largest public relations consultancies in the world. During his more than five
years at the agency, his accounts included Mirage Resorts, Proctor & Gamble,
Yamaha Motor Corporation and United Airlines. He also held positions with Carl
Byoir & Associates and the UCLA Center for the Performing Arts.

In 2002, the Casino Management Association honored Feldman as the Gaming
Professional of the Year. In 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award
in Gaming Communications from the American Gaming Association (AGA).

Feldman's community leadership activities include the Board of Directors of
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Museum of Organized Crime and
Law Enforcement, and the Executive Committee of the Las Vegas Centennial
Commission. He also served as a member of the Vision Stakeholder Group, which
was created by the Nevada Legislature to develop the first strategic vision
plan in Nevada's history.  Feldman began his career in Public Relations after
attending UCLA where he studied Theatre Arts. 

Clark Dumont - Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

In recognition of the increased focus and importance of communications, the
Corporate Communications function is being unified to include Public
Affairs, Executive Communications, Internal Communications, and Corporate
Responsibility Communications.

Dumont has significant and diverse experience in developing, planning and
leading communications strategies within large and complex organizations. 
Since joining the company in 2011, Dumont has brought focus and organization
to communications strategies surrounding the company's award-winning Corporate
Responsibility programs. This area, Murren said, would continue to be
instrumental to the company's success.

Dumont previously served in several senior communications positions with BAE
Systems, Inc., an international aerospace and defense company, and was Vice
President of Communications and Public Affairs for Nevada Cancer Institute. He
was previously with WellPoint Inc., where he served as Director of Regional
Corporate Communications for the company's Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Northeast region. He also served as Vice President of Corporate Relations for
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Hampshire. He began his career as a
broadcast journalist.

Dumont has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from The American University
and a Master's Degree in Communications Management Corporate Communications
from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Communications. He is accredited
as a public relations practitioner by the Public Relations Society of America
(APR) and is a member of the Board of Directors of Nevada Development
Authority, the National Dean's Council of the Columbia School of Arts &
Sciences at George Washington University, and the Dean's Council at the
Greenspun School of Urban Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jenn Michaels – Senior Vice President, Public Relations

Michaels spearheads national, international, regional and local consumer media
relations for the company's resorts, and is responsible for developing and
implementing communications strategies in support of all of their
entertainment, food and beverage, hotel and retail amenities and attractions.
In her new role, she will develop and execute digital media strategies as well
as increase international awareness of the company's resorts and offerings.
She also oversees M life Magazine, the magazine that chronicles the company's
entertainment and hospitality offerings to visitors from around the globe.

Michaels joined Mirage Resorts, a predecessor company, in 1992 and has led and
supervised major company efforts including the opening of CityCenter, the
opening of Bellagio and the addition of its Spa Tower in 2005, as well as the
introduction of numerous entertainment spectacles and events.

Michaels has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of
California, Santa Barbara and a Master's Degree in Journalism from the
University of Arizona. She joined Mirage Resorts through its Management
Associate Program and is a recent graduate of the Metro Chamber of Commerce's
Leadership Las Vegas program. She also has been recognized as one of Las
Vegas' 40 under 40 Businesspeople to Watch by In Business Las Vegas and is a
member of the Society of American Travel Writers, North America's most
recognized organization of travel media.

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global
hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort
brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. For more
information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at
www.mgmresorts.com.

 

SOURCE MGM Resorts International

Website: http://www.mgmresorts.com
Contact: Yvette Monet, MGM Resorts Public Affairs, 702-491-6426,
ymonet@mgmresorts.com
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