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

Paul Salem, Chairman of Board

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Senior Managing Director Emeritus, Providence Equity Partners

  • Senior Managing Director Emeritus, Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”) since 2018, with Providence from 1992 – 2018, which specializes in investing in the media, communications, education and information industries by employing a variety of financing structures and target equity investments and bringing industry, financial, operational and leadership expertise to portfolio companies.

  • Previously served as a director of Grupo TorreSur, Asurion, Eircom, Madison River Telecom, MetroNet (formerly AT&T Canada), PanAmSat, Tele1 Europe, Verio, Wired Magazine, Education Management Corporation and several other Providence investments.

  • Prior to joining Providence in 1992, worked for Morgan Stanley in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions and prior to Morgan Stanley spent four years with Prudential Investment Corporation.

  • Chairman of Year Up, a national non-profit focused on closing the opportunity divide for urban young adults, and a board member of Edesia Global Nutrition, a non-profit dedicated to treating and preventing malnutrition in the world’s most vulnerable populations.

  • Serves on the advisory board of the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University.

Michael Rietbrock, Independent Director

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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

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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. Thomas' 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.

Thomas 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

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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, Bob 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.

Corey Sanders, Director

Corey Sanders has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for MGM Resorts International since March 2019. He provides strategic leadership and financial vision for the Company to include oversight of both corporate and property finance units, capital improvement projects, and new development initiatives. In addition, Corey is responsible for all aspects of corporate finance, including financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, investor relations, merger and acquisitions, and capital markets transactions.

Mr. Sanders previously served as Chief Operating Officer of MGM Resorts International. In this capacity, he oversaw the Company’s wholly owned properties which include Bellagio, MGM Grand Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, New York-New York, Park MGM (formally Monte Carlo), Luxor, Excalibur, Circus Circus Las Vegas, MGM Grand Detroit, Beau Rivage, Gold Strike Tunica, Borgata, MGM National Harbor, and MGM Springfield as well as multiple Corporate departments. Prior to that he served as Chief Operating Officer for the Company’s Core Brands and Regional properties where he worked with the Chairman and CEO as well as the Property Presidents on a variety of initiatives aimed at growth opportunities and improving operating efficiencies for the Company.

In his tenure with the Company, Mr. Sanders has also served as Executive Vice President of Operations for MGM MIRAGE, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MGM Grand Resorts, Executive Vice President and CFO for MGM Grand, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Finance, and Tax Director for MGM Grand.
Mr. Sanders received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA.

John McManus, Director

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John M. McManus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for MGM Resorts International. In this role, John is responsible for oversight of the Company’s legal affairs as well as the government affairs, corporate security, risk management and compliance departments. John works closely with members of senior management and the Company’s Board of Directors. John 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, John 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, Director

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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. Dan served as the Chairman at Delta Petroleum from 2009 to 2012 and Director of Inforte Corp. from 2005 to 2007.

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