On The Move: Sheena Wright and Lorenzo Creighton

Sheena Wright has been named the new President and CEO of United Way of New York City. Ms. Wright has served as the President and CEO of Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) since 2002 and is a former Board member of United Way of NYC. A lawyer by training, Ms. Wright will be the first woman to lead United Way of NYC in its 75-year history, and will succeed Gordon J. Campbell , who led the organization from 2007 until September 1 of this year.

Ms. Wright previously served as Chief Operating Officer of ADC. Prior to ADC, she served as the General Counsel and EVP of Business Development for Crave Technologies, a Senior Associate at the law firm of Reboul, MacMurray, Hewitt, Maynard and Kristol, and an Associate at the law firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz.

In addition to her new role at United Way of NYC, Ms. Wright serves on the board of trustees of the Vera Institute for Justice and the New York City Regional Economic Development Council. She is a graduate of Columbia University, which she entered at age 16, received her law degree from Columbia Law School, and is a member of the New York State Bar.

Read more about Ms. Wright’s career here.

Lorenzo Creighton, the first African-American to be named as President of a major Las Vegas casino resort, has joined MGM Resorts International. The Drake Law School graduate has more than 20 years of experience in Government Affairs, Gaming Regulatory Agencies and Casino Operations and will focus on the company’s efforts in developing markets in the eastern U.S.

From MGM Resort:

Mr. Creighton’s experience as a Gaming Regulator and Government Affairs professional allows him to provide unique perspective and skill-set to his new role. Previously in his career Mr. Creighton worked as an attorney for the State of Iowa and as an Iowa Magistrate State Judge, before becoming the Deputy Director for the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, where he crafted the state’s initial gaming regulation and oversaw the opening of the first modern Riverboat Casinos. He also served as Executive Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission, where he similarly oversaw the development of state gaming regulation and the opening of that state’s modern casino industry.

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