|J. Terrence Lanni|
March 14, 1943|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Died||July 15, 2011
Pasadena, California, U.S.
|Residence||Las Vegas, Nevada
|Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|Occupation||Former Chairman of the Board and CEO of MGM Mirage|
|Spouse(s)||Debbie; 2 children|
Joseph Terrence Lanni (March 14, 1943 – July 14, 2011) was the former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Mirage, one of the world's leading hotel and gaming companies headquartered in Paradise, Nevada. He also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
He joined MGM Grand, Inc. on June 1, 1995, as President & Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. In July 1995 he was named Chairman and CEO. In 2000, he oversaw the acquisition of Mirage Resorts by MGM Grand, Inc., which created MGM Mirage.
He was a senior executive of Caesars World, Inc. for 18 years, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of that company from April 1981 to February 1995. Lanni joined Caesars World in January 1977 as Chief Financial Officer, was named Senior Vice President in April 1978, and elected Executive Vice President in December 1979. Prior to joining Caesars, he was Treasurer of Republic Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange-listed conglomerate based in California.
He was appointed by the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1997 to serve on the nine-member National Gambling Impact Study Commission. In October 2000 he was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame, and in January 2001 was the recipient of Casino Journal's 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lanni served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club; the Board of Trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation; Santa Clara University, and the Board of Overseers of the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Lanni also served as Chair of the American Gaming Association.
Lanni died July 14, 2011, aged 68, from cancer. He was survived by his wife Debbie and their two sons.
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- Vu, Pauline. "J. Terrence Lanni, longtime Keck School of Medicine supporter, 68". The Weekly (University of Southern California). Retrieved 11 September 2011.