James J. Murren, also known as Jim Murren, is Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, which owns Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Murren is currently vice chair of the American Gaming Association and is a member of the board of trustees of Brookings Institution. He served on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council under Obama.
In an article dated Dec. 2013, it states,
The CEO of MGM Resorts is joining the Obama administration to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. The White House announced the appointment of James J. Murren to the advisory council in a news release issued this afternoon. Murren has been chairman and chief executive officer of MGM Resorts International since 2008. He has been a member of the board of directors since joining MGM Resorts International in 1998 and president since 1999. Murren is currently vice chair of the American Gaming Association and is a member of the board of trustees of Brookings Institution.
Murren is a Hillary Clinton supporter. His name, including the hotel name, ‘Mandalay Bay’ come up in searches on Wikileaks. John Podesta stayed at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and even had a binder with his agenda left for him to pick up at the hotel. Murren has met with Podesta and Hillary Clinton.
Murren’s wife, Heather Murren also comes up in a wikileaks search. She has also met with John Podesta.
Heather served as a Congressional appointed commissioner on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission in 2009 and the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity in 2016.
According to reports, after Charlottesville, Jim Murren said he will match employees’ donations to Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Anti-defamation League, Human Rights Campaign, Council on American Islamic Relations, Asian Pacific American Advocates and the League of United Latin American Citizens.
The article states,
MGM Resorts International CEO Jim Murren sent a letter to employees Friday that denounced equality-threatening violence and bigotry, and said the casino company would match employees’ donations to a collection of civil rights groups.
In the letter, a copy of which was forwarded to the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Saturday, Murren said the Aug. 12 violence during a white supremacists rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to three deaths, and the Thursday terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, that left 13 people dead, could “cause us to feel overcome by hatred and gutted by violence, leaving open questions about our future — as a nation, a global society and even a human race.”
Murren wrote that protecting human dignity, demonstrated by tolerance and respect for all people, is central to the identity of MGM Resorts, which operates 10 Strip hotel-casinos and employs 77,000 people globally.
He wrote that the First Amendment guarantees free speech to all Americans and the Constitution and Civil Rights Act guarantee equality. He added, “While hate mongers and white supremacists have a constitutional right to express their views, we must stand strongly in defiance of violence, bigotry and anything that threatens our precious right to equality. You have my commitment that we will vigorously and zealously continue to reject hate speech and hate-based actions in any form.”
To express this commitment, Murren said, MGM Resorts will match employees’ donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, Anti-defamation League, Human Rights Campaign, Council on American Islamic Relations, Asian Pacific American Advocates and the League of United Latin American Citizens.