Video: Engage, Entertain and Inspire with Ondra Berry

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LAS VEGAS – Engage. Entertain. Inspire. Employees are asked to practice MGM Resorts’ mission with every guest, every time.

Catch up with Vice President of Diversity Ondra Berry at Monte Carlo as he talks with three employees – a dealer, a suite assistant, and a steward – about how they do it. Watch, learn, and have a few laughs.

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  • Sustainability honor Sustainability honor The Company for the first time ever has been honored with the “Galaxy” Star of Energy Efficiency award, recognizing achievement energy conservation.
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MGM Resorts Foundation: 2014 campaign tops $5 million, 50% participation

Employees raised more than $5 million this year for The MGM Resorts Foundation.

Employees raised more than $5 million this year for The MGM Resorts Foundation.

LAS VEGAS – When it comes to The MGM Resorts Foundation, employees surpassed two major milestones this year. More than 50 percent participated and their collective totals topped $5 million.

This year’s campaign total, $5,001,534, is the largest in six years, while this year’s total participation rate climbed nine percentage points to 51 percent.

“That’s the really important thing – that more than half of our employees now give through The MGM Resorts Foundation,” said Vice President of Philanthropy Shelley Gitomer. “I am very proud of our employees. It really says a lot about them: how dedicated they are to their communities, how generous they are, and how giving back has really become part of the culture across MGM Resorts.”

Ten resorts exceeded 50 percent participation this year: Circus Circus Las Vegas, ARIA, Excalibur, Luxor, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand Las Vegas, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York and The Signature. Three of those resorts – Circus Circus, Excalibur and ARIA – recorded double-digit increases both in terms of participation and total funds raised. READ MORE

Second vets job fair a success for all

LAS VEGAS – ARIA Employee Relations Manager Todd Owen was the perfect person to greet job hopefuls at the second annual MGM Resorts Veterans Job Fair.

“As an Air Force vet myself, it is an honor to be the first person our visitors come in contact with,” Mr. Owen said. “I manned a booth last year and had to be here again this year. It’s been a busy morning and I’ve seen a lot of people leaving very happy.”

The July 15 career fair at MGM Grand attracted about 400 military veterans, active duty members and military dependents, nearly twice as many participants as last year. All had the opportunity to meet hiring managers from everyStrip resort and across many different departments, including Operations, Marketing, Food & Beverage and Accounting. Sheryl Sullivan, whose father is in the Navy, took advantage of the opportunity to meet with Company representatives.

“In a military family you move around a lot. I wanted a change and just moved to Las Vegas a month ago after living in Japan for the last 14 years,” Ms. Sullivan said. “I saw this on the news last night and my cousin, who works for the Company, suggested I come down. I’m very glad I did.”  READ MORE

Capital Opportunity: CSO invited to White House

Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega received a personal invite to attend a meeting at The White House.

Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega received a personal invite to attend a meeting at The White House.

LAS VEGAS – It may be called the White House, but it got a little bit greener thanks to Chief Sustainability Officer Cindy Ortega.

Back in February,Ms. Ortega joined about 40 other organization representatives for a White House Business Council Meeting led by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. The discussion focused on public and private partnerships, America’s energy future, and expanding on the President’s energy policy. Ms. Ortega, representing MGM Resorts International, was one of just three delegates invited on behalf of a major corporation.

“Everybody believes they want to make the world a better place, but what makes MGM Resorts different is that we follow through with that in our actions,” said Ms. Ortega. “The things that we do as a Company prove that our actions speak louder than our words do, and politicians have taken notice.”

This was the first time that Ms. Ortega had been in the White House as more than just a tourist and she was honored to represent our Company in such an important venue.

“It gives us the opportunity to participate in social dialog at the national level,” said Ms. Ortega. “These conversations will shape the future and are a rare and precious opportunity.”