Industry veteran will oversee financial management at MGM Grand Detroit and MGM Northfield Park

26 June 2023

DETROIT – MGM Resorts International is proud to announce Mark Strawn has been named Chief Financial Officer, Midwest Group. In this role, he will partner with property leaders at MGM Grand Detroit and MGM Northfield Park in Ohio to set financial policies and drive strategy, as well as key operational and strategic initiatives. Mark will lead the properties’ financial management, including financial projections, capital and operating budgetary planning, cash flow management, revenue/expense trends analysis, and operational and gaming regulation compliance.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to MGM Grand Detroit and MGM Northfield Park,” said Matt Buckley, President of Midwest Group, MGM Resorts International. “Mark has a strong track record of driving results, accelerating growth, and will complement the success of the current teams at both properties.”

Mark brings over two decades of financial leadership and expertise to the Midwest Group. Most recently, Mark served as Senior Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas, where he led a 25-person team responsible for all strategic, operational, labor, capital budgeting, forecasting, competitive benchmarking, and opportunity analysis for the entire property portfolio, in addition to over 250 corporate departments. Prior to his MGM Resorts corporate FP&A experience, Mark previously served as Chief Administrative Officer for MGM Resorts Design & Development.

Before joining MGM Resorts, Mark served in leadership roles in Las Vegas and New York, including as Vice President of Corporate Finance at Wynn Resorts, Executive Director of Equity Research at Morgan Stanley, and Vice President of Finance at Las Vegas Sands Corp. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).


About MGM Grand Detroit 

MGM Grand Detroit, winner of AAA’s Four Diamond Award, is the city’s first and only downtown hotel, gaming and entertainment destination built from the ground up. The hotel features 400 chic and stylish guest rooms, including nine rooftop VIP suites and 56 opulent corner suites. The 147,000-square foot casino includes Detroit’s premier poker room, nearly 150 table games, and nearly 2,800 of the hottest slots and video poker machines. Guests enjoy signature restaurants including Detroit’s modern steakhouse & lounge, D.PRIME; the hotel’s own sports pub, TAP at MGM Grand Detroit; an urban food hall, Detroit Central Market; several bars and lounges; Detroit’s premier sports betting destination, BetMGM Sports Lounge; Topgolf Swing Suite; and IMMERSE, the only resort-style spa in Southeast Michigan. More than 30,000 square feet of meeting space hosts everything from large corporate events to intimate black-tie affairs. MGM Grand Detroit is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).??For more information, visit? call toll free at (877) 888-2121. 


About MGM Northfield Park

MGM Northfield Park is Ohio’s award-winning gaming, dining, and entertainment destination, located on the Northfield Park harness racing grounds, which offers more than 200 live harness races each year. The racino offers more than 1,700 gaming devices; an array of dining options such as Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill, Concerto Italian Kitchen and TAP Sports Bar; unparalleled live music and comedy events at Center Stage, a concert-style music venue, and The Neon Room, a high-energy lounge; and hosts guests for a variety of corporate and special events. The property also boasts a retail shop and state-of-the-art gas service station and car wash. For more information, visit