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Ellen Villars is vice president sourcing and procurement – capital projects for MGM Resorts Design & Development. In her career, Ellen has been directly responsible for over a billion dollars of new development and renovation work in various capacities: FF&E, OS&E, construction management, and project administration.

Ellen is responsible for MGM Resorts’ procurement strategy for FF&E for CapEx projects—leading an interdisciplinary team of employees and external and internal stakeholders through all steps in development sourcing, procurement, and installation.

Ellen has been with the company for more than a decade. Before joining MGM Resorts, Ellen worked for Boyd Gaming Corporation for 13 years. As director of project administration, she was responsible for developing and maintaining overall project budgets and schedules for new construction, expansions, and renovations.

Ellen’s experience also includes positions at the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada; Ramada International Hotels and Resorts in Phoenix, Arizona; and Hemmeter Development Corporation in Honolulu, Hawaii.