PHILADEPHIA, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA) announced today that
Jim Murren, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, will join the CROA as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
"I have been involved with CROA for a number of years, during which it has matured into a true professional society for CR practitioners, senior executives and c-suite officers," said
Elliot Clark, CROA Treasurer and Chairman and CEO, SharedXpertise. "Jim is a natural choice to lead our board, particularly on the heels of his recent recognition by CR Magazine as CEO of the Year. He will be instrumental as we reach out to responsible c-suite officers."
An integral part of the CROA, The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the CROA whose primary objectives are to promote the practice and profession of corporate responsibility as a driver of business and social value. The Board of Trustees helps set the overall direction of the Advisory Board and the Association, ensuring that both act on their mission to provide value to members and society.
Additional CROA Board of Trustees members include:
- Vice Chair Pete Sherrard, Sustainability Data Manager, Duke Energy Corp.
- Treasurer Elliot Clark, Chairman & CEO, SharedXpertise
- Secretary Niki Kelley, Manager - CSR Program Office, Campbell Soup Company
- Executive Director Allie Williams, Vice President of Membership, SharedXpertise
- Executive Committee Member Richard Crespin, Senior Fellow, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
"I'm delighted to join a team of leading CR practitioners, senior executives and c-suite, who are also passionate about improving the role of business in society," said
, Chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International. "CROA is an extremely important organization with a mission that is significant to professionals who value corporate responsibility and sustainability."
About the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA)
The CROA and its members transform ideas into action, advancing corporate responsibility (CR), the profession, and their careers. As the single largest independent CR professional society, CROA supports the concept that to excel, organizations need to embrace all CR disciplines: sustainability, governance, social responsibility, and philanthropy. Our mission is to promote the practice and profession of corporate responsibility in service of good business.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in
, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at
SOURCE Corporate Responsibility Officers Association (CROA)