MGM Resorts International announces the appointment of Jan Swartz to the Company’s Board of Directors.
US.- Jan Swartz has been named as a new addition to the MGM Board of directors, which is now comprised of 12 members. Ms. Swartz is Group President of Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia at Carnival Corporation – the world’s largest leisure travel company and among the most profitable and financially strong in the cruise and vacation industries – with a portfolio of 10 dynamic brands that include nine of the world’s leading cruise lines.
“Ms. Swartz’s vast experience in sales and marketing and international expansion will bring important insights to our business priorities,” said Jim Murren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MGM Resorts. “Jan and Princess Cruises created the international cruise category in Japan and created Carnival Japan, a Tokyo-based marketing unit. More recently, Jan oversaw the launch of the Majestic Princess, a cruise ship specifically developed for Chinese guests. Jan has also been instrumental in developing Carnival’s innovative digital tools and enhanced guest experiences. We are very pleased to welcome Jan to the MGM Resorts Board.”
Ms. Swartz joined Princess Cruises in 2001 and was appointed to Group President in 2016. Prior to that, she had served as President, Princess Cruises from 2013 to 2016 and Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Service, Princess Cruises from 2008-2013. Before joining Carnival, she served as Chief Executive Officer of MXG Media from 1999 to 2000, an interactive entertainment company, where she oversaw online, catalogue, magazine and television ventures, and from 1992 to 1999 she served in various roles at Bain & Company, Inc.
Ms. Swartz earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Virginia and her MBA in General Management from Harvard University. Ms. Swartz also serves as President of the Princess Cruises Community Foundation, a non-profit public benefit corporation that provides financial and in-kind support to charity and relief organizations.