Keith Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Offer of Boyd Gaming Corporation, Keith Smith leads one of the largest and most respected casino entertainment companies in the United States.

An industry veteran with 30 years of gaming experience, Smith first joined Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1990. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations in 1998, Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and President in 2005. In January 2008, Smith was named Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming. Smith has also been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since April 2005.

As CEO, Smith successfully navigated Boyd Gaming through the global financial crisis and its aftermath before leading the Company through a period of rapid growth and diversification. During this period, Smith significantly strengthened the Company's balance sheet and positioned the Company for growth through successful acquisitions.

Smith spearheaded Boyd Gaming's acquisition of the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2011, followed by the $1.5 billion purchase of Peninsula Gaming's five properties in late 2012. These transactions increased Boyd Gaming's size by more than a third, giving the Company 22 casino properties in eight U.S. states.

Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors of regional airline operator SkyWest Inc. He previously served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Chairman of the American Gaming Association; Chairman of the Nevada Resort Association; and Vice Chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
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