She is Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Corporate Responsibility Officer for MGM Resorts International responsible for leadership of the Company’s enterprise-wide
Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) policy, business strategy and initiatives, including the Company’s diversity and inclusion, philanthropy and volunteerism programs and its Corporate Diversity and Community Engagement Department.
Ms. James joined MGM Resorts in March 2002 as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel, and then was promoted to Deputy General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer in 2009. In 2011 she was promoted to Executive Vice President, Special Counsel for Litigation and Chief Diversity Officer. In the role of Special Counsel for Litigation she was responsible for management and supervision of all Company litigation and related public disclosures, including the coordination of outside litigation counsel.
Prior to joining MGM Resorts, Ms. James served with great distinction with Mayor Dennis Archer as Corporation (General) Counsel and Law Director of a department of approximately 100 lawyers for the City of Detroit (then the nation’s tenth largest city) for two terms, from February 1994 through December 2001.