Monday, January 22, 2007

MGM MIRAGE Steps Up Philanthropy

LAS VEGAS - MGM MIRAGE announced the promotion of Merlinda Gallegos to the position of Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy today. Gallegos will oversee the company's charitable giving initiatives and activities associated with the Voice Foundation.

The Voice Foundation is the company's nonprofit entity that collects and disperses employee donations to deserving charities and causes where its employees live and work.

Gallegos joined MGM MIRAGE in 2005 as the Director of Corporate Philanthropy. Under her leadership, the philanthropy department directed the Katrina Recovery Fund and other relief services for employees of the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her team also introduced the Voice Foundation at Mandalay Resort Group properties following the merger with MGM MIRAGE in 2005.

The decision to promote her to vice president in a clear indication that MGM MIRAGE is taking their already strong business giving efforts to the next level. Along with Gallegos, the company also announced the appointment of Gary Mayo as Vice President of Energy and Environmental Services. In this role, Mayo will create and execute the corporate strategy for sustainability and raise the awareness among employees, business partners, and guests. (This is an extremely innovative idea.)

Mayo joins MGM MIRAGE from Visteon Corporation where he launched various business efforts, such as customer service, government affairs and corporate responsibility programs.

MGM MIRAGE is one of the world's leading hotel and gaming companies, owning and operating 23 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has investments in three other properties in Nevada, New Jersey and Illinois.

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