Board of Directors
William Joseph Hornbuckle
Committee: Remuneration Committee
is an Executive Director and a member of the Remuneration Committee of MGM China Holdings Limited. He also serves as a director of MGM Grand Paradise with operations and resorts in Macau since November 16, 2009. A 37-year veteran of the gaming industry, Mr. Hornbuckle currently serves as President of MGM Resorts International. In this capacity, one of his main roles is to serve as the Company’s Chief Construction Design and Development Officer. He is also in charge of the global expansion efforts of the Company through its gaming development and MGM Hospitality divisions. These responsibilities focus on the positioning of MGM Resorts International portfolio of properties and the company’s overall growth strategy. Mr. Hornbuckle also plays an integral part by spearheading MGM Resorts International Government Affairs team — developing the Company’s strategic relationships with governmental agencies in existing jurisdictions and emerging markets. In addition, Mr. Hornbuckle oversees the Company’s Entertainment team in creating a synergistic approach for the Company’s entertainment programing. He also serves as a key operational liaison to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer on all matters of operational significance. Mr. Hornbuckle also serves as Director of MGM Growth Properties LLC.
Mr. Hornbuckle was previously Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Resorts International from 2009 until 2012. From 2005 until August 2009, Mr. Hornbuckle served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International-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 Las Vegas from 1998 to 2001. Prior to MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mr. Hornbuckle served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. He spent the majority of his earlier career with Mirage Resorts Inc. 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. Mr. Hornbuckle 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 Advisors of the Andre Agassi Foundation, the Board of Trustees for Three Square Food Bank and is a Founder of the Bank of George. Previously, Mr. Hornbuckle 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 as a Board Member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.