William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration

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Bob Boughner

Executive Vice President & Chief Business Development Officer Boyd Gaming

A 30-year veteran of Boyd Gaming, Bob Boughner has a solid track record of developing and operating successful properties, including his current role as CEO of Borgata, Atlantic City's leading destination resort. Here, Boughner oversees the company's new business development efforts, including expansion into new and existing markets; building corporate relationships and alliances; and pursuing new business opportunities. Boughner also serves as president of Borgata, and is a member of the company's board of directors.

Boughner is active in civic and industry affairs. He served two terms on the board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and serves on the board of directors at Bank of Nevada and Southwest Gas Corporation. In 2007, he partnered with the Harrah Hotel College to establish the Bob Boughner Career Services Center developed to help students find fulfilling employment in the hospitality, tourism, and gaming industry. In dedication to his service to UNLV, the community, and the global hospitality industry, Boughner was awarded the Hotel College Alumnus of the Year Award in 2009.