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Cindy Kiser Murphey
Cynthia Kiser Murphey is President and Chief Operating Officer for New York-New York. In this capacity, she is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations at the property. In addition to New York-New York, she is responsible for MGM Resorts International's Corporate Benefits' programs, including extensive community and state involvement in quality and wellness improvement initiatives.

Before assuming her current position, Kiser Murphey was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for MGM Resorts International. In this role, she supported a team of Human Resources professionals. She was a guiding force in the development of the company's comprehensive wellness and disease prevention program, the negotiation of labor agreements and the fostering of joint labor management cooperative relationships as well as the implementation of diversity initiatives and culture-building people programs.

Kiser Murphey joined the Company in 1989 as part of the Human Resources opening team for The Mirage. She then joined the MGM Grand opening team in 1992 and managed all Human Resources activities related to the property's opening. Kiser Murphey was instrumental in the creation of an in-house corporate university and an on-site child development center as well as the design of an unmatched benefits package.

Kiser Murphey is involved in a number of charitable and professional organizations. She currently serves as Chairperson for the State of Nevada Academy of Health, Chairperson for the Health Services Coalition of Southern Nevada, a Trustee for the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union Health and Welfare Fund. She also has served on the State of Nevada Governor's Commission on Medical Education, Research and Training.

Kiser Murphey earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) where she has served on the faculty as a part-time professor. In addition, she was named UNLV's "Alumna of the Year" in 2008.