Longtime investment industry exec elected to MGM Resorts board

Longtime investment industry executive Mary Chris Gay has been elected to MGM Resorts International’s board of directors, the casino company announced Thursday.

Gay, who lives in Maryland, was a senior vice president, portfolio manager and equity analyst for more than 24 years at Baltimore-based Legg Mason Global Asset Management. Her primary area of research focused on the gaming and lodging industries.

At the time, Legg Mason Funds took large ownership positions in several gaming companies.

MGM Resorts Chairman and CEO Jim Murren said Gay’s background in finance and investment “will be a tremendous asset” to the board.

During her time at Legg Mason, Gay oversaw the management of $20 billion in client assets.

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