MGM Resorts International recently announced the appointment of Mark Strawn as senior vice president and chief administration officer for MGM Resorts Design and Development. Strawn will be based in Las Vegas and report directly to Bill Ham, president of MGM Resorts Design and Development. In this role, Strawn will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and financial oversight for the company's capital improvement projects as well as the development of new MGM Resorts experiences worldwide.

"We are thrilled to have Mark join our team. As MGM Resorts continues to grow, our Company's attention to process and discipline remains critical. Mark's extensive financial expertise and deep knowledge of the hospitality and gaming industries make for a valuable addition to our talented executive team," said Ham.

With nearly two decades of financial experience, Strawn joins MGM Resorts from Wynn Resorts, where he served as vice president of corporate finance and was responsible for creating and maintaining financial models, conducting market analysis and evaluating new development opportunities. Strawn also served as executive director of equity research for Morgan Stanley in N.Y. and as vice president of finance for Las Vegas Sands Corp.

Strawn received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Phi National Honor Societies.