Rick Arpin is Senior Vice President of Entertainment for MGM Resorts International. Rick’s responsibilities include oversight of the Company’s entertainment operations, which consist of multiple entertainment and sports venues and festival venues, including the new T-Mobile Arena and Park Theater in Las Vegas, and Theater at National Harbor in Maryland. Rick oversees teams responsible for operations, programming, marketing, ticketing and finance. He has been with MGM Resorts since 2002. Rick was previously Corporate Controller of MGM Resorts, leading its shared services for Finance and the Treasury functions, and facilitating a variety of corporate finance transactions including acquisitions, dispositions and equity and debt financing. Previously, he spent seven years in public accounting. Rick is active in the gaming industry and in the community.
He is a member of the Board of Directors of the UNLV Alumni Association. Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Rick is a licensed CPA in Nevada and is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant. In 2012, he was named UNLV’s Accounting Alumnus of the Year. In 2010, he was named to Treasury and Risk Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list.