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.