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Executive Management

Our Leadership Team drives us forward

With decades of expertise in the field, our senior leadership team encourages innovation and free expression of ideas. Our executive leaders are all about driving the gaming and entertainment industry forward while staying commited to our team members, guests, communities and the environment.

William S. Boyd

Chairman Emeritus

Bill Boyd co-founded Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1975 with his father, Sam Boyd. A practicing attorney for 15 years, he turned his attention to gaming full-time in 1975 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming from 1993 to 2008, leading the Company through a period of significant national expansion.  Following his retirement as CEO, Bill served as Executive Chair of the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2023.  Bill was named Chairman Emeritus in May 2023.

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Marianne Boyd Johnson

Executive Chairman

Marianne Boyd Johnson has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2023, after previously serving as Co-Executive Chair since 2021 and Vice Chair since 2001. Prior to being named Executive Chairman, Marianne served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, with oversight of the Company's purchasing programs and diversity initiatives. Johnson joined Boyd Gaming in January 1977 and has served on the Board of Directors since 1990. She also serves on the board of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

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Keith E. Smith

President and Chief Executive Officer

An industry veteran with 30 years of gaming experience, Keith Smith first joined Boyd Gaming Corporation as Corporate Controller in 1990. He was promoted to Executive Vice President of Operations in 1998 and to Chief Operating Officer in 2001. In 2005, Smith was named President and in January of 2008, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. He has been a part of senior management at properties in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He previously served as Chairman of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Chairman of the American Gaming Association; and Chairman of the Nevada Resort Association.

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Josh Hirsberg

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Josh Hirsberg oversees the Company’s financial efforts, including debt and equity financing, strategic planning, accounting, budgeting and investor relations. Prior to joining Boyd Gaming in January 2008, Hirsberg was Chief Financial Officer of a real estate acquisition and development company. A 30-year veteran of the industry, Hirsberg previously held senior-level executive positions at several publicly-traded gaming companies.

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Steve Thompson

Chief Administrative Officer

As Chief Administrative Officer, Thompson oversees a number of key Corporate functions for the Company, including Administration, Design & Construction, Benefits, Procurement and Corporate Social Responsibility. Thompson has served in numerous executive positions with Boyd Gaming since joining the Company in 1983, including Executive Vice President, Operations for the Nevada region from 2016 to 2023.

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Ted Bogich

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Bogich has day-to-day oversight of Boyd’s 28 properties nationwide, as well as the Company’s Corporate Marketing function. A 20-year veteran of Boyd Gaming, Bogich has served in several senior operations roles with the Company, most recently as Executive Vice President, Operations for the Midwest & South region prior to his promotion to COO in 2023.

Bogich joined Boyd Gaming in 2004 as Vice President and General Manager of Sam’s Town Tunica, and was named Vice President and General Manager of Blue Chip Casino Hotel in 2007. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations in 2012, and to Executive Vice President, Operations in 2016. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Bogich will have oversight of the Company’s 28 properties nationwide. Bogich will also retain oversight of Corporate Marketing, and Slot Analytics and Strategy.

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Uri Clinton

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Uri Clinton oversees Boyd Gaming’s Legal, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance functions. With nearly 20 years of experience in the gaming industry, Clinton has an extensive background in leading both law departments and property operations, having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of a major East Coast casino, as well as General Counsel for a gaming equipment supplier and international holding company. Clinton joined Boyd Gaming as General Counsel in 2021.

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William R. Boyd

Vice President

William R. Boyd assists the Chief Executive Officer and oversees a wide spectrum of special projects as a member of the corporate management committee. After joining Boyd Gaming in 1977, he worked in a number of the back-of-the-house operations before being named Vice President in 1991. He is also a member of the Company's Board of Directors, and is Chairman of the corporate compliance committee. Boyd is also a member of the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada.

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