Board of Directors

The following members make up the MGM Growth Properties Board of Directors.  

  • Jim Murren

    Chairman of the Board

    Jim Murren has served as Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International since December 2008 and serves as chairman of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns MGM Macau and is developing a resort in Cotai. From December 1999 to December 2012, he served as President and from August 2007 through December 2008, he was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Murren served as Chief Financial Officer from January 1998 to August 2007 and Treasurer from November 2001 to August 2007. Prior to joining MGM, Murren spent more than a decade on Wall Street, where he was regarded as a leading analyst in the hotel and gaming industries serving as Managing Director and Co-Director of Research for Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and Director of Research and Managing Director for Deutsche Bank.

    Murren graduated from and is a Trustee of Trinity College where he majored in Art History and Urban Studies.  He is Chairman of the American Gaming Association and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution. Murren is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association, a professional society for corporate responsibility practitioners.

  • Michael Rietbrock

    Independent Director

    Michael Rietbrock is currently the COO and Director of Research at MoffettNathanson LLC, a boutique investment research firm.  He has previously served as the Head of Global Equity Research and Co-Head of U.S. Equities at Nomura Securities, as well as the Head of U.S. Equity Research at Bank of America Securities.  Prior to joining Bank of America, Rietbrock was a Portfolio Manager at Caxton Associates, where he managed a portfolio of Real Estate, Gaming, and Lodging securities. Rietbrock began his career at Citigroup, where he served for more than 15 years and was rated among the top three Gaming & Lodging analysts on Wall Street by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates from 1996 - 2005, including #1 every year from 2001 – 2005, respectively, among other years.

    Rietbrock serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ideal School of Manhattan. He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Economics.

  • Thomas Roberts

    Independent Director

    Thomas Roberts is a strategic advisor and corporate governance consultant. Previously, he was a Senior Partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where he served for more than 20 years and held numerous senior management and board-level positions, including as one of the leaders responsible for the firm's strategic redirection and globalization. His clients were involved in many diverse industries including oil and gas, manufacturing, hospitality, financial services, insurance and real estate. Roberts' practice primarily involved domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, contested takeovers, as well as advising board of directors and committees of boards generally on strategic matters including matters involving REITs. He has served as lead corporate and governance advisor in some of the most complex and critical financial crises in recent history including Enron, Lehman and American Airlines, and in connection with numerous internal and external investigations, regulatory controversies, financial restatements and the securities litigation related to such matters.

    Roberts served as a member of the Board of Directors of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York from 1998 and served as Chairman from 2006 to 2010. He was named "Dealmaker of the Year" by The American Lawyer in 2001 and 2012. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.

  • Robert Smith

    Independent Director

    Bob Smith has nearly thirty years of investment experience. From September 1992 to December 2016, he served in various roles at T. Rowe Price, including as Vice President of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., Vice President and Portfolio Manager at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and as a Lead Portfolio Manager at T. Rowe Price International, Inc. In addition, Mr. Smith served as a Vice President at T. Rowe Price Trust Company. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, he worked for five years as an Investment Analyst at MFS Investment Management covering multiple sectors including food & beverage, tobacco, electrical equipment, and telecommunications companies.

    Bob holds a B.S. degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. in General Management from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.

  • Bill Hornbuckle


    A 37-year veteran of the gaming industry, Bill Hornbuckle currently serves as President of MGM Resorts International overseeing the global expansion efforts of the Company through its gaming development and MGM Hospitality divisions as well as the Company’s Entertainment team in creating a synergistic approach for the company’s entertainment programing.  Mr. Hornbuckle currently serves as an Executive Committee Member and a Board of Director of MGM China Holdings.

    Hornbuckle was previously Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Resorts International form 2009 until 2012. From 2005 until August 2009, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  He previously had served as President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International-Europe.  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 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.

    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.

  • John McManus


    John M. McManus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for MGM Resorts International. In this role, Mr. McManus is responsible for oversight of the Company’s legal affairs as well as the government affairs, corporate security, risk management and compliance departments.  Mr. McManus works closely with members of senior management and the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. McManus joined MGM in 2001 and has served as counsel in various capacities at the parent company and its operating subsidiaries during his tenure.

    Before joining the Company, Mr. McManus held the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the Sahara Hotel & Casino and worked as an associate attorney with the Las Vegas law firm of Schreck, Jones, Bernhard, Woloson & Godfrey.

  • Dan Taylor


    Dan Taylor serves as an Executive of Tracinda Corporation since 2007 and has held several top positions at Tracinda and MGM Inc and MGM Studios.  He began his association with Kerkorian in 1982 as a tax manager with Arthur Anderson & Co, where he specialized in entertainment and gaming.  Mr. Taylor served as the Chairman at Delta Petroleum from 2009 to 2012 and Director of Inforte Corp. from 2005 to 2007.

    Dan Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.