George Corchis Jr.
MGM Resorts International has appointed George P. Corchis Jr. to the newly created position of president and COO of regional operations, responsible for managing the strategic direction of MGM Grand Detroit while maintaining responsibility for overseeing Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Miss., and Gold Strike in Tunica, Miss. Corchis most recently served as president and COO of the two Mississippi casinos. The company also has promoted Steve Zanella to the position of general manager of MGM Grand Detroit. Zanella is a former senior vice president of marketing at MGM Grand Las Vegas and has worked in various positions for MGM Resorts for the past 19 years. Prior to joining the company, Corchis held key management positions with the Horseshoe casinos outside Nevada and at one time served simultaneously for Harrah’s Entertainment as senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Casino & Hotel and the Sheraton Casino & Hotel in Tunica. He holds a bachelor of commerce, Honours Business Administration from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.