MGM Resorts Adds to Design and Development Team

LAS VEGAS—MGM Resorts International has appointed Mark Strawn as SVP and chief administration officer for MGM Resorts Design and Development.

Strawn will be based in Las Vegas and report directly to Bill Ham, president of MGM Resorts Design and Development. In this role, Strawn will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and financial oversight for the company’s capital improvement projects as well as the development of new MGM Resorts experiences worldwide.

Commenting on the appointment, Ham noted, “As MGM Resorts continues to grow, our company’s attention to process and discipline remains critical. Mark’s extensive financial expertise and deep knowledge of the hospitality and gaming industries make for a valuable addition to our talented executive team.”

With nearly two decades of financial experience, Strawn joins MGM Resorts from Wynn Resorts, where he served as VP of corporate finance and was responsible for creating and maintaining financial models, conducting market analysis and evaluating new development opportunities. Strawn also served as executive director of equity research for Morgan Stanley in New York and as VP of finance for Las Vegas Sands Corp.