Jim Murren to receive citizenship award

Mar 14, 2017 3:00 AM

Jim Murren, chief executive of MGM Resorts has been awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship. Murren additionally serves as the chairman of the American Gaming Association.

The prestigious award is bestowed upon “executives who, by their individual examples and their business practices, have shown a deep concern for the common good beyond the bottom line.”

The Wilson Center announcement highlighted Murren’s job creation efforts at MGM’s new National Harbor property, located just outside of Washington, D.C., and across its entire 77,000-employee enterprise.

The organization also lauded the widespread recognition Murren and MGM have earned for their corporate citizenship efforts, along with Murren’s work to promote economic growth and opportunity in economically disadvantaged communities, support for the arts and encouragement of ties across different areas of society.

Murren’s wife, Heather Hay Murren, will also receive the citizenship award for philanthropy efforts and her work at the Nevada Cancer Institute, which she co-founded and served as chairman and chief executive officer.

The Murrens will receive their awards on May 10 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.