Gillian Murphy has been appointed to the position of senior vice president and general manager of the MGM Grand at Foxwoods resort slated to open in May 2008. In this role, Murphy will work closely with the property’s executive team to organize resources to serve customers and ensure excellence in execution by working with the most talented employees of the new property. With more than 20 years of experience in the hotel and gaming industries, Murphy brings a successful track record of operational strength and leadership. Most recently, she held the position of vice president and assistant general manager of the Ameristar property Black Hawk, Colo.