The following members comprise the MGM Growth Properties Board of Directors.

Paul Salem, Chairman of Board


Paul Salem has served as Senior Managing Director Emeritus for 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.

Mr Salem is 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. Mr. Salem serves on the advisory board of the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University.

Mr. Salem received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

Thomas Roberts, Lead 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. 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.

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


John M. McManus is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for MGM Resorts International (“MGM Resorts”). In this role, John is responsible for oversight of MGM Resorts’ 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 MGM Resorts Board of Directors. John joined MGM Resorts in 2001 and has served as counsel in various capacities at the parent company and its operating subsidiaries during his tenure.

Before joining MGM Resorts, 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


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 Andersen & 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.

Katie Coleman, Director


Kathryn (“Katie”) Coleman is a partner at international law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Co-Chair of the firm’s Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy Practice. With more than 35 years in practice, she has handled a wide range of high-stakes matters, including chapter 11 restructurings for public and private companies, out-of-court restructurings, acquisitions and dispositions of distressed businesses, nationwide federal government investigations, and “bet the company” litigation. Her clients include individuals and companies defending trade-secret theft and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act lawsuits, companies restructuring their financial affairs, traditional and nontraditional secured lenders, unsecured creditors (both official committees and significant creditors for their own account), equity holders, acquirers, equity sponsors, and financial and strategic buyers.

Katie is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and served on the board of directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute from 2014 through 2020. She was named a 2018 Bankruptcy MVP by Law360 and is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading restructuring lawyer. Katie graduated magna cum laude from Pomona College and earned her J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law (U.C. Berkeley).

Charles Irving, Director


Charles (“Chuck”) Irving is the Founder and President of Davenport Companies, a real estate firm focused on investing in the retail, residential and office sectors and offering strategic real estate advisory work for select clients. Chuck has been actively involved in the real estate industry for over 35 years and has significant experience identifying, acquiring and developing real estate projects in the United States. Prior to founding the Davenport Companies, Chuck was the founder and partner of Great Island Development from 1990 through 2008, which acquired and developed over three million square feet of commercial real estate. Prior to that, he served as a Project Manager for Cabot, Cabot and Forbes from 1987 through 1989 and as a commercial real estate broker for Cushman and Wakefield from 1985 through 1987.

Chuck also serves on the Board of Directors of Harbor Sweets, a 30 year old private candy company, and on the real estate advisory team for the Witchita Windstream, a AAA baseball team. He also volunteers as an advisor to graduate students from the University of Massachusetts School of Design. Chuck holds a degree from Bowdoin College.