Tony Gladney serves as Vice President of National Diversity Relations for MGM Resorts International, one of the world's leading global hospitality companies.
Gladney is responsible for enhancing the Company relationships with strategic Diversity and Inclusion partners at the local, state, and national levels; collaborating with other company departments to augment sales to diverse customer bases and convention market segments; and leveraging national relationships to support company development and expansion into new jurisdictions.
Prior to rejoining MGM Resorts International, Tony served as Vice President of National Diversity Relations at Caesars Entertainment, where he played a pivotal role in establishing the Diversity and Inclusion platform of Caesars Entertainment. Prior to that, Gladney was a part of the MGM Resorts team, first joining the company in 1993 as the Manager of Community Affairs. He served in various roles while in the gaming industry including Community, Human Resources, Governmental, and Diversity areas of focus. He served as one of the youngest administrators in the country while working as the Director of Multicultural Student Affairs for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, (UNLV). In addition, Gladney played professional football for the San Francisco 49ers from 1987 to 1988.
Gladney is active in supporting community and industry affiliations as a Board member of the Cultural Diversity Foundation, Urban Chamber of Commerce, and Chair of the Senior Executive Corporate Advisory Board for the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. Gladney attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on a full scholarship where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Business Communications. He was voted UNLV's 2001 College of Liberal Arts Alumnus of the Year.
Gladney is married to his wife of more than 20 years and they have a daughter and a son. His hobbies include music, athletic activities, cooking, and volunteerism.