Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> November 18, 2014

Interview with the President & CEO: Boyd Gaming Corporation (BYD)

Smith, Keith
Keith Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boyd Gaming Corporation, is an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of industry experience. Mr. Smith was named CEO in January 2008. He joined Boyd Gaming Corporation in 1990 as Corporate Controller, served as Executive Vice President of Operations and then Chief Operating Officer before being named President in 2005. He has also been a member of the company’s board of directors since April 2005. Mr. Smith spearheaded Boyd Gaming Corporation’s acquisition of the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2011, followed by the $1.5 billion purchase of Peninsula Gaming in late 2012. Mr. Smith currently serves as Chairman of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Profile
TWST: Could you start us off with a brief historical sketch of the company and a picture of the things you are doing at the present time?

Mr. Smith: Boyd Gaming will celebrate its 40th