J. Terrence Lanni has been Chairman of MGM MIRAGE since July 1995, and Chief Executive Officer from June 1995 to December 1999, and since March 2000. Before joining MGM MIRAGE, Mr. Lanni was President and Chief Operating Officer of Caesars World, Inc. from April 1981 to February 1995. Mr. Lanni has been a director since 2003.
When he retired in 2008, the boom was starting to sputter. Las Vegas — and the company he long helmed — has yet to completely recover. Lanni also became a political player, with Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday calling him a "close friend."
Born in Los Angeles in 1943, Lanni graduated from USC with a bachelor's degree in business in 1965.
Lanni is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons Sean and Patrick, and three siblings.more » « less