Published: December 1, 2023

MGM exec returning to Las Vegas as president of Mandalay Bay, Luxor

Travis Lunn, president and COO of the Borgata in New Jersey, is returning to Las Vegas in June as president of Mandalay Bay and Luxor, officials with the properties’ parent company, MGM Resorts International, announced today.
Lunn, who has been with MGM since 2013, is replacing the retiring Chuck Bowling.

Bowling has been with the company for 25 years and will continue serving as a development consultant, Corey Sanders, the chief operating officer for MGM Resorts, said in a statement.
"We are incredibly grateful for his dedication to his employees, his property, and this company, and are extremely pleased that he will remain with the company as a consultant on matters relating to development, group meetings and special projects,” Sanders said of Bowling.

Lunn has previously served as president of the Gold Strike and general manager and senior vice president of operations at the MGM Grand, officials said.

MGM Resorts also announced a slew of other executive changes, including Ayesha Molino taking over as president and COO of the Aria and Vdara, officials said.

She replaces Anton Nikodemus, who had been with the company for 18 years and "demonstrated a commitment to quality and excellence that has left a meaningful imprint. We wish him well in his new chapter,” officials said.

The statement didn’t detail what Nikodemus plans to do next.

Molino, who is part of the company’s executive team, was previously MGM’s senior vice president of public affairs. She will continue overseeing government affairs, communications and public relations, officials said.

 Additionally, MGM promoted Rick Limardo to senior vice president of government affairs. He will continue supporting BetMGM’s expansion efforts.

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