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Mary Ann Sena-Edelen
As Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for MGM Resorts International, Mary Ann Sena-Edelen is responsible for enterprise strategies for leveraging Diversity and Inclusion as a competitive advantage in alignment with the execution of our Company’s mission, vision and strategic business objectives - including leadership and organizational development, employee engagement, guest service enhancement, customer expansion, innovation and corporate social responsibility. She also leads continuous improvement of our Diversity Champion Workshop and other diversity education vehicles; our Corporate Social Responsibility Joint CSR Council and our Employee Network Groups.

Since commencing her career at MGM Grand as a Casino Training Manager in 1993, Sena-Edelen has earned more than 21 years of experience with various properties and the corporate division of MGM Resorts. Most recently, she served as Director of Guest Experience at MGM Grand, where she was responsible for analysis of guest satisfaction metrics and development of strategies to improve the property’s guest service scores. She also worked the property’s Training and Communications teams to ensure effective practice of MGM Grand’s guest service excellence training program “Entertain.”

Prior to that, Sena-Edelen worked as Corporate Director of Diversity Regional Sales, in which she pursued bookings for MGM Resorts properties of conventions and large meetings of diversity organizations. Sena-Edelen’s previous positions also include Director of Diversity & Training at Monte Carlo, where she oversaw all areas of training and incorporation of diversity into all aspects of the resort’s daily operations; and Senior Diversity Leadership Manager for the Corporate Diversity Leadership Education program.

Sena-Edelen attended the University of Utah majoring in Communications. She earned a degree in Hotel Restaurant Business Management with casino emphasis from the College of Southern Nevada, and is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts Business Management program at Western Governors University. Sena-Edelen is a Certified Master Trainer of the MGM Resorts Diversity Champion Workshop, and a certified trainer of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

Mary Ann has been active in MGM Resorts philanthropy programs, a steering committee member of The MGM Resorts Foundation. Beyond that, she volunteers for an array of community activities and organizations, among them leadership coaching and student counseling, Dress for Success Women’s organization, the Safe Nest women’s shelter, the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada, and the US Vets housing facility.

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