MGM appoints Mark Strawn as CFO for Detroit and Cleveland casinos

MGM Resorts International has selected Mark Strawn as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for its Midwest properties, including MGM Grand Detroit (Michigan) and MGM Northfield Park in the Cleveland area (Ohio). With a background in financial planning and analysis, Strawn will oversee financial management and gaming regulation compliance in his new role.

Strawn, a University of Michigan graduate and MGM veteran, joins the company’s Midwest Group after serving as the Senior Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at MGM’s Las Vegas headquarters.

In that position, he led a team of 25 professionals responsible for forecasting, budgeting, analysis, and other financial functions across the entire MGM Resorts property portfolio. Previously, he held the role of Chief Administrative Officer for MGM Resorts Design & Development.

Prior to his tenure at MGM Resorts, Strawn gained experience in the gaming and hospitality industry at other firms. He served as the Vice President of Corporate Finance at Wynn Resorts, the Executive Director of Equity Research at Morgan Stanley, and the Vice President of Finance at Las Vegas Sands Corp.

MGM Grand Detroit

Based at the MGM Grand Detroit, the company’s 147,000-square-foot casino and hotel located downtown, Strawn will work closely with Matt Buckley, President of MGM Resorts International’s Midwest Group.

Buckley expressed confidence in Strawn’s ability to deliver results and drive growth, stating that he would “complement the success of the current teams at both properties.”

The company added that Strawn’s appointment as CFO for MGM Grand Detroit and MGM Northfield Park signals its commitment to strong financial management and continued success in the Midwest market.