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Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Loveman

56 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mark Frissora

61 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric Hession

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Jenkin

62 2013 Global President - Destination Markets

Robert Morse

61 2014 President - Hospitality

Steven Tight

61 2011 President - International Development

Les Ottolenghi

55 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Ruben Sigala

41 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Timothy Donovan

60 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Mary Thomas

50 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Janis Blackhurst

68 2011 Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations

Richard Broome

58 2016 Executive Vice President - Public Affairs and Communications

Christian Stuart

38 2017 Executive Vice President - Gaming and Interactive Entertainment

Richard Schifter

64 Director

Jeffrey Benjamin

55 2008 Independent Director

David Bonderman

74 2008 Independent Director

Frederick Kleisner

71 2013 Independent Director

Eric Press

51 2008 Independent Director

Marc Rowan

54 2008 Independent Director

David Sambur

37 2010 Independent Director

Christopher Williams

59 2008 Independent Director

Bernard Zuroff

61 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Loveman

Dr. Gary W. Loveman, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 2003 until July 2015 and President from April 2001 until July 2015. Since October 2015, Mr. Loveman has served as Executive Vice President of Aetna, Inc. Consumer Health and Services. He has over 15 years of experience in retail marketing and service management, and he previously served as an associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Loveman also serves as chairman of the board and a director of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of Coach, Inc. and FedEx Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mark Frissora

Mr. Mark P. Frissora is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Frissora serves as our Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Frissora has 40 years of business experience that spans all levels of management and functional roles, including Chairman and CEO of two Fortune 500 companies over the last 14 years. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. from July 2006 until September 2014. Prior to joining Hertz in July 2006, Mr. Frissora led Tenneco, Inc., where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 2000 to July 2006. His past positions include positions in sales, marketing and brand management at General Electric, as well as senior roles overseeing supply chain, engineering and manufacturing at Tenneco and positions at Aeroquip-Vickers Corporation and Philips NV. He also serves as a director of Delphi Automotive PLC, where he is a member of its nominating and governance committee and chairman of its compensation committee. Mr. Frissora previously served on the boards of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance, FMC Corporation and NCR Corporation, in addition to Hertz and Tenneco. Mr. Frissora holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and has completed executive development programs at Babson College and the Thunderbird International School of Management. He is a member of the CEO Roundtables of the American Gaming Association and the U.S. Travel Association. Mr. Frissora was elected as a member of our Board because of his significant operational background and his past experience in leading large, complex consumer-facing organizations. He also serves as the chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee.

Eric Hession

Mr. Eric A. Hession is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Hession joined the Company in December of 2002 and held many roles in both operations and corporate finance over his tenure with the Company. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Hession spent five years with Merck and Company working in various capacities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and at its New Jersey corporate headquarters.

Thomas Jenkin

Mr. Thomas M. Jenkin is Global President - Destination Markets of the Company. He served as President of Operations from November 2011 through May 2013. He served as Western Division President from January 2004 through November 2011. He served as Senior Vice President-Southern Nevada from November 2002 to December 2003 and Senior Vice President and General Manager-Rio from July 2001 to November 2002.

Robert Morse

Mr. Robert J. Morse (Bob) is President - Hospitality of the Company. He served as Chief Operating Officer for the Americas region of Intercontinental Hotel Group (“IHG”) from February 2012 through April 2014. In his prior role, he was responsible for leading IHG’s operations for franchised and managed hotels, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites. Mr. Morse joined IHG from Noble Investment Group, where he served as managing principal and Chief Operating Officer from February 2005 through October 2011.

Steven Tight

Mr. Steven M. Tight is President - International Development of the Company. Mr. Tight served as Chief Executive Officer of Aquiva Development from August 2008 to August 2009 and Chief Executive Officer of Al Sharq Investment in Dubai from December 2004 to July 2008. Mr. Tight earlier served in roles of increasing responsibility for the Walt Disney Company as Senior Vice President International Development from March 2000 to April 2004, and earlier as Vice President of Business Development from July 1996 to February 2000 and as Vice President of Finance from July 1992 to June 1996.

Les Ottolenghi

Mr. Les Ottolenghi is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Ottolenghi held the same role at Las Vegas Sands Corporation from June 2013 to August 2015. Mr. Ottolenghi was also the founder and served as CIO of Plat4m Technologies, formerly Firebox, LLC, from August 2007 to May 2013.

Ruben Sigala

Mr. Ruben Sigala is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics Officer for the Enterprise Analytics division. Mr. Sigala has been employed with the Company since August 2005 and has held various roles in revenue management, business intelligence, planning and analysis and business strategy. Prior to joining us, he worked for Princess Cruises within its analytics organization and as a consultant in Ernst and Young’s national cash management practice.

Timothy Donovan

Mr. Timothy R. Donovan is Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Donovan became Executive Vice President in November 2011, General Counsel in April 2009 and our Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer in January 2011. He served as Senior Vice President from April 2009 to November 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Donovan served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Republic Services, Inc. from December 2008 to March 2009 after a merger with Allied Waste Industries, Inc., where he served in the same capacities from April 2007 to December 2008. Mr. Donovan earlier served as Executive Vice President-Strategy & Business Development and General Counsel of Tenneco, Inc. from July 1999 to March 2007.

Mary Thomas

Ms. Mary H. Thomas is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. She served as our Senior Vice President, Human Resources from January 2006 to November 2011. Prior to joining us, Ms. Thomas served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources North America for Allied Domecq Spirits & Wines from October 2000 to December 2005.

Janis Blackhurst

Ms. Janis Jones Blackhurst is Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations of the Company. Ms. Blackhurst became our Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Relations in November 2011. She served as our Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations from November 1999 to November 2011. Prior to joining Caesars, Ms. Blackhurst served as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1991 to 1999.

Richard Broome

Mr. Richard D. Broome is Executive Vice President - Public Affairs and Communications of the Company. Mr. Broome served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications of Hertz Holdings and Hertz from March 2013 through July 2015. Previously, Mr. Broome served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications of Hertz Holdings and Hertz from March 2008 to March 2013, and as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications from August 2000 to March 2008.

Christian Stuart

Mr. Christian Stuart is Executive Vice President - Gaming and Interactive Entertainment of the Company. Mr. Stuart currently serves as our Executive Vice President, Gaming and Interactive Entertainment, as of March 2017, subject to all required regulatory approvals, and also serves as Senior Vice President and the Chief of Staff to Company President and CEO Mark P. Frissora, a role in which he has served since June 2015. Prior to his current roles, he served as Regional Chief Marketing Officer overseeing the Company’s nine resorts in Las Vegas from May 2016 to March 2017 and as General Manager of the Cromwell, Flamingo and LINQ Resorts from February 2013 through June 2015. Prior to these positions in Las Vegas, Nevada, Mr. Stuart served as Regional Vice President of Finance, Gulf Coast Region from July 2010 through January 2013. He spent three years in various finance and operations leadership positions at the Company’s U.K. headquarters in London from August 2007 through June 2010. Lastly, Mr. Stuart began his career with the Company in an analytical capacity in 2005 at Harrah’s New Orleans.

Richard Schifter

Mr. Richard Schifter is Director of the Company. Mr. Schifter was a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring and represented Air Partners in connection with the acquisition of Continental Airlines in 1993. Mr. Schifter joined Arnold & Porter in 1979 and was a partner from 1986 through 1994. Mr. Schifter also served on the boards of directors of Ryanair Holdings, PLC from 1996 through 2003, America West Holdings Inc. from 1994 to 2005, US Airways Group Inc. from 2005 to 2006 and Midwest Airlines, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Schifter received a B.A. with distinction from George Washington University in 1975 and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1978. He is a member of the Board's Human Resources Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Benjamin has nearly 25 years of experience in the investment industry and has extensive experience serving on the boards of directors of other public and private companies, including Mandalay Resort Group, another gaming company. He has been senior advisor to Cyrus Capital Partners since June 2008 and serves as a consultant to Apollo with respect to investments in the gaming industry. He was a senior advisor to Apollo from 2002 to 2008. He previously served on the boards of directors of Spectrum Group International, Inc., Goodman Global Holdings, Inc., Dade Behring Holdings, Inc., Chiquita Brands International, Inc., McLeod USA, Mandalay Resort Group, and Virgin Media Inc. and Exco Resources, Inc. Mr. Benjamin is the Chairman of the board of directors of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. and also serves on the boards of directors of Chemtura Corporation and American Airlines Group Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

David Bonderman

Mr. David Bonderman, J.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bonderman is a TPG founding partner. Prior to forming TPG in 1992, Mr. Bonderman was Chief Operating Officer of the Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. (now doing business as Keystone Group, L.P.) in Fort Worth, Texas. He previously served on the boards of directors of JSC VTB Bank, General Motors Company, Gemalto N.V., Burger King Holdings, Inc., Washington Mutual, Inc., IASIS Healthcare LLC, Univision Communications, Inc., Armstrong World Industries, Inc., and CoStar Group, Inc. Mr. Bonderman also currently serves on the boards of directors of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Energy Future Holdings Corp., Kite Pharma, Inc., Pace Holdings Corp. and Ryanair Holdings PLC, of which he is chairman. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from Harvard University.

Frederick Kleisner

Mr. Frederick J. Kleisner is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kleisner has been Senior Advisor of Morgans Hotel Group Co. since 2006, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hard Rock Hotel Holdings LLC from December 2007 through March 2011, and also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morgans Hotel Group Co. from September 2007 through April 2011. He has also served in management positions with Rex Advisors, LLC, Wyndham International, Inc., and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Westin Hotels and Resorts, Interstate Hotels Company, The Sheraton Corporation and Hilton Hotels, Corp. Mr. Kleisner currently serves as a director of Ashford Hospitality Trust, Kindred Healthcare, Inc. and Playtime, LLC, as a member of the board of managers of Ambridge Hospitality, and on the Advisory Council of Michigan State University’s Broad School of Business, Hospitality Business/Real Estate Investment Management Program. He previously served on the board of directors of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Hard Rock Holdings, LLC, the Museum of Arts & Design, NYC, as a trustee/director for the Culinary Institute of America, and as a trustee of National Outdoor Leadership School. He holds a degree from The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University.

Eric Press

Mr. Eric L. Press is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Press has been a Senior Partner at Apollo since 2007 and has been a Partner of other Apollo entities since 1998. Mr. Press has nearly 20 years of experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their boards of directors. Mr. Press currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., Princimar Chemical Holdings, LLC, DSP Parent, L.P., Constellis Holdings, LLC, and Prime Security Services Borrower, LLC. He previously served on the boards of directors of the Rodeph Sholom School, Innkeepers Trust USA, Wyndham International, Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc. AEP Industries, Inc., Metals USA Holdings Corp., WMC Finance Corp., Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., Athene Holding, Ltd., Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation and Verso Corporation. Mr. Press graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and received his law degree from Yale Law School.

Marc Rowan

Mr. Marc J. Rowan is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rowan is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo, a leading alternative asset manager focused on contrarian and value-oriented investments across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate, a position he has held since 1990. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo, Athene Holding Ltd. and Caesars Acquisition Company. He previously served on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment, Inc., Beats Music, LLC (until its acquisition by Apple Inc.), CableCom Gmbh, Countrywide PLC, Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Furniture Brands International, Inc., Mobile Satellite Ventures, L.P., National Cinemedia, Inc., National Financial Partners, Inc., New World Communications, Inc., New York REIT, Inc., Norwegian Cruise Lines Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc., Samsonite Corporation, SkyTerra Communications, Inc., Unity Media SCA, Vail Resorts, Inc., Wyndham International, Inc. and Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc. (until March 18, 2016). He is a founding member and Chairman of Youth Renewal Fund and a member of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School. He serves on the boards of directors of Jerusalem Online and the New York City Police Foundation. Mr. Rowan graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a bachelor’s degree and an M.B.A. in finance.

David Sambur

Mr. David B. Sambur is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sambur has experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their boards of directors. Prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Sambur was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Sambur serves on the boards of directors of AGS Capital LLC, Caesars Acquisition Company, Caesars Entertainment Operating Company, Inc., Coinstar, LLC, Diamond Resorts Internationals, Inc., Rackspace, Inc., EcoATM, LLC, and Redbox Automated Retail, LLC. He previously served on the boards of Hexion Holdings, LLC, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. and Verso Paper Corporation. Mr. Sambur is also a member of the Mount Sinai Department of Medicine Advisory Board. Mr. Sambur graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a member of the Board's Executive Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Christopher Williams

Mr. Christopher J. Williams is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Williams has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Capital Group, L.P., an investment bank, since 1994, and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm, since 2002. Mr. Williams also serves on the boards of directors for Cox Enterprises, Inc., The Clorox Company, and Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Mr. Williams also serves on the board of directors of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and The Partnership for New York City and is also chairman of the board of Overseers of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He previously served on the board of directors of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He is Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee and is a member of the 162(m) Plan Committee. He holds a bachelor's degree from Howard University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

Bernard Zuroff

Mr. Bernard L. Zuroff is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Zuroff is a consultant and associate for Vertical Partners, a real estate development company. He previously held the position of Group Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel at McLeodUSA, Inc. from August 2006 through February 2008. He has practiced law for over 23 years in both private practice and as corporate in-house counsel and has over nine years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Specifically, from October 2004 to August 2006, Mr. Zuroff was an independent consultant in the telecommunications industry. He also served as General Counsel, Executive Vice President and Secretary of ICG Communications Inc. from October 2000 to October 2004. Prior to this position, Mr. Zuroff was the Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Attorney of ICG Communications Inc. since July 1996. Before joining ICG Communications Inc., he had 11 years of experience as an attorney with Gorsuch Kirgis, LLP, the Resolution Trust Company and Infotel, Inc. Mr. Zuroff has a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Carroll College, a law degree from the University of Montana and an LLM in taxation law from New York University. He served on the board of directors of Fisker Automotive, Inc. from November 2012 to November 2014 and previously served on the board of trustees of InnKeepersUSA, Inc. from July 2010 to October 2011. He is also a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and 162(m) Plan Committee.