Melonie Johnson Returns to MGM National Harbor as President & COO
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., (January 6, 2022) – MGM Resorts International has announced the reappointment of Melonie Johnson as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MGM National Harbor. She will oversee the property’s day-to-day operations, provide strategic direction and focus on employee engagement and community relations. Johnson previously led the Prince George’s County, Maryland-based resort and casino from December 2017 through May 2020.
Over the last year and a half, Johnson served as the President & COO of Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, an MGM Resorts International destination in Atlantic City, NJ. There, she became the first Black woman to run a casino in the state’s premier gaming city, adding to her long list of firsts in the industry.
“I am thrilled to be back in Maryland where I look forward to reengaging with our employees and reconnecting with the Prince George’s County community,” said Johnson. “I was able to witness many of our resort’s successes during my previous three and a half years there, and I’m looking forward to working with the team towards many more in the years to come.”
Johnson’s gaming and hospitality career spans over 25 years, having served in leadership roles at major properties throughout the U.S prior to joining MGM Resorts International in 2015. Through her tenure with the global entertainment company, Johnson led Gold Strike in Tunica, MS, first as General Manager and then as President & COO before joining MGM National Harbor in 2017. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of New Orleans.
About MGM National Harbor
Located in an unrivaled setting, MGM National Harbor offers stunning panoramic views of the eastern shore of the Potomac River in Maryland. The $1.4 billion LEED® Gold Certified resort sits a short distance from Washington, D.C. to the north and historic sites, including George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate across the river in Virginia. The 24-story, 308-room resort features premier amenities and experiences for locals as well as visitors from around the world including a dynamic two-level casino with over 160,000 square feet of space that includes slots, table games and poker; a world-class spa and salon; an entertainment theater with flexible seating for up to 3,000; high- end branded retail; 50,000 square feet of meeting space; and restaurants from renowned local, national, and international chefs. MGM National Harbor is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information, visit mgmnationalharbor.com or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 32 unique hotel and gaming destinations globally, including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. The Company’s 50/50 venture, BetMGM, LLC, offers U.S. sports betting and online gaming through market-leading brands, including BetMGM and partypoker. The Company is currently pursuing targeted expansion in Asia through the integrated resort opportunity in Japan. Through its “Focused on What Matters: Embracing Humanity and Protecting the Planet” philosophy, MGM Resorts commits to creating a more sustainable future, while striving to make a bigger difference in the lives of its employees, guests, and in the communities where it operates. The global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information, please visit us at www.mgmresorts.com. Please also connect with us @MGMResortsIntl on Twitter as well as Facebook and Instagram.
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