MGM Resorts International based in Las Vegas announced the appointment of Matt Buckley as president of MGM Resorts Midwest Group.
In this role, he will oversee both MGM Detroit’s and MGM Northfield Park’s daily operations and strategic direction, while focusing on continuing to improve the guest experience at both properties. Most recently, Buckley served as MGM Northfield Park’s general manager.
“Matt is a highly strategic, passionate leader with a wealth of operational experience and strong familiarity with both MGM Detroit and Northfield Park and their employees,” says Corey Sanders, COO of MGM Resorts International. “He has a strong vision and plan to continue to drive growth in the region, while also strengthening our community relationships and overall guest experience.”
Buckley brings more than 25 years of gaming and hospitality experience to the Midwest region. Prior to joining MGM Resorts International, he spent over a decade with Hilton Hotels and Caesars Entertainment. He first joined MGM Grand Detroit in 2008 as vice president of marketing and player marketing.
Buckley succeeds David Tsai, who announced in October his decision to pursue a new opportunity. A native of Wakefield, Mass., Buckley holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.