Former Governor Sandoval Exits MGM Resorts International

LAS VEGAS—Brian Sandoval, the former governor of Nevada, is leaving his post as MGM Resorts International president of global gaming development to pursue the position of president of the University of Nevada, Reno.

“We are grateful to Governor Sandoval for all that he has accomplished in his time at MGM Resorts. He helped to advance our efforts in Japan, in jurisdictions where we were seeking expanded access, and areas where we pursued sports betting opportunities,” said Acting CEO and President Bill Hornbuckle. “We wish him the very best in pursuit of this next opportunity and thank him for his commitment to MGM Resorts.”

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and privilege to have worked at MGM with Jim Murren and Bill Hornbuckle,  two of the giants in the gaming industry, and the amazing MGM family,” said Governor Sandoval.  “Having accomplished my goals at MGM, I have decided to put my time, energy and public and private experience to work as an applicant to become the next president of the University of Nevada, Reno. I am thankful for the experiences I had, and the people I got to know, while at MGM and wish everyone good health and safety during these challenging times.”