People: Boyd Gaming Corp (BYD)

BYD on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Boyd

81 2008 Executive Chairman of the Board

Keith Smith

52 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marianne Johnson

54 2008 Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President

Josh Hirsberg

51 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Paul Chakmak

48 2008 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Brian Larson

57 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Boughner

60 2009 Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer, Director

Anthony McDuffie

52 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

William Boyd

53 1992 Vice President, Director

Richard Flaherty

68 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Girardi

73 2005 Independent Director

Billy McCoy

72 2011 Presiding Independent Director

Frederick Schwab

73 2002 Independent Director

Christine Spadafor

57 2009 Independent Director

Peter Thomas

63 2004 Independent Director

Veronica Wilson

61 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Boyd

Mr. William S. Boyd is Executive Chairman of the Board of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since January 2008. Mr. Boyd has served as a director of the Company since its inception in June 1988 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since August 1988. Mr. Boyd previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Company from August 1988 through December 2007. A co-founder of California Hotel and Casino, Mr. Boyd has been a director of that company since its inception in 1973, and he has held several offices with that company, including having served as its President. Prior to joining California Hotel and Casino, Mr. Boyd practiced law in Las Vegas for 15 years. Between 1970 and 1974, he also was Secretary, Treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Union Plaza Hotel and Casino. Mr. Boyd has served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the American Gaming Association and for the past twelve years, has been on the board of directors and the President Emeritus of the National Center for Responsible Gaming. Mr. Boyd is also a member of the board of directors of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

Keith Smith

Mr. Keith E. Smith is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation. He has been President and a director of the Company since April 2005, and he has served as Chief Executive Officer since January 2008. Mr. Smith served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company from October 2001 through December 2007, and prior to being appointed President, Mr. Smith had served as the Company’s Executive Vice President since May 1998. Mr. Smith joined the Company in September 1990, serving in various controllership positions, the last of which was Senior Vice President and Controller. In 2005, Mr. Smith was appointed to the Board of the Nevada Resort Association and served as Chairman from December 2008 until December 2012. Mr. Smith has been a member of the board of directors of the American Gaming Association since January 2008, including serving as its Chairman in 2010 and 2011. From 2005 to January 2011, he served as Vice Chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. In January 2012, Mr. Smith was appointed by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to serve as Chairman of the board of directors of its Los Angeles Branch, and he has served as a director on that board since January 2009.

Marianne Johnson

Ms. Marianne Boyd Johnson is Vice Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President of Boyd Gaming Corporation. She has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since February 2001 and has been a director since September 1990. Ms. Johnson has served as Executive Vice President of the Company since January 2008. She also serves as chief diversity officer of the Company. Ms. Johnson previously held the position of Senior Vice President of the Company from December 2001 through December 2007; and prior to being elected Senior Vice President, she had served as Vice President of the Company since September 1997. From 1976 until September 1990, she held a variety of operations positions with the Company. Ms. Johnson also serves on the board of directors of Western Alliance Bancorporation.

Josh Hirsberg

Mr. Josh Hirsberg is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Boyd Gaming Corporation. Prior to his position with the Company, Mr. Hirsberg served as the Chief Financial Officer for EdgeStar Partners, a Las Vegas-based resort development concern. He previously held several senior-level finance positions in the gaming industry, including Vice President and Treasurer for Caesars Entertainment and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations for Harrah's Entertainment.

Paul Chakmak

Mr. Paul J. Chakmak is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Boyd Gaming Corporation. Mr. Chakmak joined the company in February 2004 as Senior Vice President - Finance and Treasurer, and was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on June 1, 2006.

Brian Larson

Mr. Brian A. Larson is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Boyd Gaming Corporation. He has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since January 1, 2008 and as Secretary since February 2001. Mr. Larson became Senior Vice President and General Counsel in January 1998. He became Associate General Counsel in March 1993 and Vice President-Development in June 1993.

Robert Boughner

Mr. Robert L. Boughner is Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer, Director of Boyd Gaming Corp. He has served as a director of the Company since April 1996 and has more than 25 years of senior management experience with the Company. In December 2009, Mr. Boughner was named Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer for the Company. Additionally, from January 2009 through November 2012, Mr. Boughner served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Marina District Development Company, LLC (“MDDC”), the limited liability company formed as part of a 50-50 joint venture with MGM Resorts International. MDDC owns and operates the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and the Water Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Echelon Place project, from July 2005 through the sale of the project in March 2013. Mr. Boughner had held the position of Chief Executive Officer of MDDC from January 1999 through June 2006. Prior to his initial service with MDDC, Mr. Boughner had served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Executive Vice President of the Company, from April 1990 and May 1998, respectively, through October 2001. He is active in civic and industry affairs and currently serves on the board of directors of Bank of Nevada and Southwest Gas Corporation.

Anthony McDuffie

Mr. Anthony D. McDuffie is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since March 2013. Prior to being appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Mr. McDuffie, served as the Company's Director, Accounting Policy & Reporting, since October 2012. Mr. McDuffie previously served as Vice President, Finance and Controller of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. from October 2011 until September 2012. Prior to joining Pinnacle Airlines, Mr. McDuffie served as a financial accounting consultant to businesses in the manufacturing, health care and emergency air ambulance industries from May 2009 until October 2011. Mr. McDuffie served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation from November 2001 to May 2009.

William Boyd

Mr. William R. Boyd is Vice President and Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation. He has been a Vice President of the Company since December 1990 and a director since September 1992. From June 1987 until December 1990, he was Director of Operations at the Fremont Hotel and Casino. From 1978 until 1987, he held various administrative and operations positions at the California Hotel and Casino and Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall. Mr. Boyd serves on the board of directors of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Nevada and is Chairman of Borgata’s charitable Heart and Soul Foundation. He also serves as chairman of the Company’s corporate compliance committee and is a member of the Company’s diversity council.

Richard Flaherty

Dr. Richard E. Flaherty is Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since October 17, 2011. From September 2008 until retiring in July 2010, Dr. Flaherty served as the Dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, in Stockton, California. Prior to that, he had served as Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Accounting at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (“UNLV”) for eight years; and before joining UNLV, Dr. Flaherty was on the faculty at Arizona State University for approximately twenty-one years. He was also previously on the faculties of the University of Illinois and Oklahoma State University, and served for almost two years as a research associate at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He has published articles on financial accounting theory and practice in several journals and co-authored an intermediate accounting textbook through six editions.

Thomas Girardi

Mr. Thomas V. Girardi is Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since February 2005. Mr. Girardi served as a director of Coast Casinos, Inc. (“Coast Casinos”) from August 2002 through the closing of the Boyd/Coast merger transaction on July 1, 2004. He is currently a partner in the Los Angeles law firm of Girardi and Keese and has been practicing law since 1965, specializing in product liability law, toxic torts and bad faith insurance cases. Mr. Girardi also is a member of the board of directors of Spectrum Laboratories, Inc. and Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly known as Supergen, Inc.).

Billy McCoy

Major General (Retd.) Billy G. McCoy, USAF, is Presiding Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation. He has been a director of the Company since March 1997. From 1993 to 1996, General McCoy served as Director of Development for the Company. He served on the board of Luscombe Aircraft Corporation from 1997 until July 2007, serving as its Chairman of the Board from 2000 until January 2007. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Luscombe Aircraft Corporation from 1997 through January 2001. General McCoy entered the Air Force in June 1963 and was promoted to Major General in October 1989. During his 30 years of active service, he served as Commander of Homestead AFB in Florida, Langley AFB in Virginia, Luke AFB in Arizona, Nellis AFB in Nevada and Lackland AFB in Texas. He serves on the board of the Nevada Federal Credit Union and as a trustee of the Community College of Southern Nevada.

Frederick Schwab

Mr. Frederick J. Schwab is Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since October 2002. Until retiring in March 2003, Mr. Schwab served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Mr. Schwab joined Porsche Cars North America as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, in 1985. He was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President in 1988 and named President and Chief Executive Officer in March 1992. Mr. Schwab was formerly a partner with Touche Ross & Co. (now Deloitte & Touche). In 1974, he joined Fruehauf Corporation as President of Ackermann Fruehauf, a wholly owned subsidiary in Germany. In 1978, he became President of Fruehauf Europe, responsible for all Fruehauf European operations. In 1982, Mr. Schwab was named Executive Vice President of Fruehauf International in Detroit, responsible for all non-North American controlled subsidiaries. Mr. Schwab also served on the board of directors of Indus International, Inc., from July 2004 until February 2007, and Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (as successor by merger with Voyager Learning Company), from 2006 until 2011.

Christine Spadafor

Ms. Christine J. Spadafor is Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since May 2009. Ms. Spadafor has served since March 2004 as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SpadaforClay Group, Inc. (“SpadaforClay”), a global consulting firm that she founded. The professional focus of SpadaforClay is on strategic and operational issues for small and mid-cap companies, both domestic and international. Prior to her current firm, she held various roles for nearly a decade as a principal or partner with three global management consulting firms, specializing in strategy development and implementation, operational improvement and corporate turnarounds. Ms. Spadafor is a licensed attorney and registered nurse, and she currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for St. Jude’s Ranch for Children, a non-profit organization that provides services to abused, abandoned and neglected children. She has held this position with St. Jude’s Ranch since April 2006. Ms. Spadafor is a published author, has served on a number of non-profit boards and in 2008 was selected by Direct Women in conjunction with the American Bar Association as one of the top 20 female attorneys in the U.S.

Peter Thomas

Mr. Peter M. Thomas is Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since April 2004. Mr. Thomas served as a director of Coast Casinos from August 2002 until his election to the board of directors of the Company, and he served on the Rio Suite Hotel and Casino, Inc. board of directors from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Thomas is the Managing Member of Thomas & Mack Co. Limited Liability Company, a commercial real estate development and management company. He also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bank of America, Nevada from 1992 to 1995 and, prior to the acquisition of Valley Capital Corporation by Bank of America, as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Bank of Nevada from 1982 to 1992. Mr. Thomas was the Chairman of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs and a committee member from 1994 through 2006. Mr. Thomas has been a member of the board of directors of City National Corp. since April 2003 and was a board member of the Los Angeles Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from January 2003 to December 2008.

Veronica Wilson

Ms. Veronica J. Wilson is Independent Director of Boyd Gaming Corporation, since October 2003. Since November 2009, Ms. Wilson has served as the Executive Director of the Blind Center of Nevada, an organization that assists people with visual impairments. Prior to her current position, she had served as that organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2000. In addition, from July 1993 through March 2002, Ms. Wilson had served as the Chief Executive Officer of JMJ Inc., the former operator of the Aladdin Hotel & Casino. Prior to serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Wilson served as JMJ Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer from June 1992 to July 1993. From 1973 to 1992, Ms. Wilson held several accounting positions with Maxim Hotel & Casino. Ms. Wilson is a committee member on the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council, Chairman of the Aging and Disability Resource Center Advisory Board and a member of the Nevada Strategic Plan Accountability Committee. Ms. Wilson has over 30 years of experience in the gaming industry.

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