MPI Chairman-Elect Michael Dominguez has been appointed to senior vice president of sales for MGM Resorts International.
Dominguez will provide oversight for the company’s sales strategies in the convention, leisure and transient segments, including industry relations, diversity sales and MGM Resorts events. Additionally, he will offer strategic oversight for the company’s vertical sales efforts, manage the strategy for regional sales offices in Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, New Jersey and Phoenix and oversee the development and execution of a companywide sales strategy for top destination accounts.
“The knowledge, industry reputation and dedication Mike possesses are incredible assets to our company, and I’m thrilled to have him join our dynamic family,” said Bill Hornbuckle, chief marketing officer for MGM Resorts International. “As a proven leader in the field, he is an ideal choice to guide the sales efforts of our peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including ARIA, Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.”
Dominguez brings more than 25 years of experience to the position. Most recently, he served as vice president of global sales for Loews Hotels & Resorts, where he oversaw sales efforts for 18 luxury hotels in the U.S. and Canada. He also served as vice president of sales and marketing for Palm Springs Desert Resorts CVA and as director of sales at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif.; Sunburts Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.; Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Austin, Texas; and Riviera Palm Springs in Calif.
Dominguez is a Ceritifed Hospitality Sales Executive (CHSE) from Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, and he serves on the International Board of Directors for Meeting Professional International, Industry Issues and Trends Task Force for the Professional Conference Management Association, the Industry Partner Alliance for the American Society of Association Executives and the Advisory Board for Starcite. He was also the Past President for MPI – Southern California Chapter.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me to be part of a company that has such a strong commitment to diversity, the community, its employees and its customers," Dominguez said. "MGM Resorts truly believes in building and maintaining customer relationships, and the culture aligns perfectly with my outlook. Education also is a motivating factor, and I cannot wait to learn in detail about all the wonderful brands of MGM Resorts and share with others the depth of amenities offered.”