Statement from Frank Fahrenkopf, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), on the Passing of Terry Lanni, former chairman and CEO of MGM Mirage
All of us at the AGA were devastated to learn of Terry Lanni’s passing. Terry was without question one of the best and most decent people to ever work in the gaming industry. He was a kind, generous leader with an uncanny knack for making the people around him better. People loved working for Terry, and we loved working with him on so many of the industrywide issues that were important to him over the years. Terry genuinely cared about bringing the industry together to tackle its challenges. He was a collaborator and an innovator, and his savvy business sense helped guide MGM and – through the AGA – the broader gaming industry to unprecedented levels of success. Terry was the best kind of boss one could work for, and the best kind of friend one could hope for. Here was a man whose heart was truly as big as his intellect. We will miss his humor, his friendship and his ever thoughtful counsel. The industry has lost one of its true greats.