People: Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O)

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16 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Loveman

53 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Colvin

60 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Arasi

2013 President - Hospitality

Thomas Jenkin

2013 Global President - Destination Markets

John Payne

44 2013 President - Central Markets and Partnership Development

Steven Tight

57 2011 President - International Development

Tariq Shaukat

40 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Timothy Donovan

57 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Mary Thomas

46 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Janis Jones

64 2011 Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations

Gregory Miller

51 2012 Senior Vice President - Domestic Development

Jeffrey Benjamin

51 2008 Director

David Bonderman

72 2008 Director

Kelvin Davis

49 2008 Director

Frederick Kleisner

68 2013 Director

Eric Press

47 2008 Director

Marc Rowan

50 2008 Director

David Sambur

33 2010 Director

Lynn Swann

61 2008 Independent Director

Christopher Williams

55 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Loveman

Mr. Gary W. Loveman, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corp. 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. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Loveman also serves as a director of Coach, Inc. and FedEx Corporation.

Donald Colvin

Mr. Donald A. Colvin is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Colvin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ON Semiconductor from April 2003 until October 2012. He served as the Senior Financial Director in March 2003 and from April 2003 to May 2010, Mr. Colvin served as the Treasurer for ON Semiconductor and SCI LLC. Mr. Colvin served as a member of the board of directors of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation and is a director and chairman of the audit committee of Isola Group.

Thomas Arasi

Mr. Tom Arasi has been appointed as President - Hospitality of Caesars Entertainment Corp., effective May 16, 2013. Arasi has held a range of senior operating and executive roles in the hospitality and gaming industries, including, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marina Bay Sands PTE Ltd. In that role, he was responsible for the completion of the $5.7 billion integrated resort in Singapore. Previously, he has held senior roles at Intercontinental Hotels Group, Crowne Plaza Hotels, and Tishman Realty and Construction Co. He also worked at Salomon Brothers.

Thomas Jenkin

Mr. Thomas M. Jenkin has been appointed as Global President - Destination Markets of Caesars Entertainment Corp., effective May 16, 2013. He became Company's President of Operations in November 2011. Previously, he served as Company's Western Division President from January 2004 to 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.

John Payne

Mr. John W. R. Payne has been appointed as President - Central Markets and Partnership Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp., effective May 16, 2013. He became Company's President of Enterprise Shared Services in November 2011. Previously, he served as Central Division President from January 2007 to November 2011. He also served as Atlantic City Regional President from January 2006 to December 2006, Gulf Coast Regional President from June 2005 to January 2006, Senior Vice President and General Manager-Harrah’s New Orleans from November 2002 to June 2005 and Senior Vice President and General Manager-Harrah’s Lake Charles from March 2000 to November 2002.

Steven Tight

Mr. Steven M. Tight is President - International Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Tight served as Chief Executive Officer of Aquiva Development from August 2008 to August 2009 and Chief Executive Officer of Al Sharq Investment from December 2004 to July 2008. Mr. Tight earlier served as Senior Vice President International Development for the Walt Disney Company from 2000 to 2004 and as their Vice President of Business Development from 1997 to 1999 and Vice President of Finance from 1993 to 1996.

Tariq Shaukat

Mr. Tariq M. Shaukat is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to that, Mr. Shaukat was a Principal at McKinsey & Company from July 2009 through March 2012. He also served as Engagement Manager from 2005 to 2007 and as Associate Principal from 2007 to 2009.

Timothy Donovan

Mr. Timothy R. Donovan is Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel of Caesars Entertainment Corp. He served as Senior Vice President from April 2009 to November 2011. Prior to that, 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. He also serves on the board of directors of John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc.

Mary Thomas

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

Janis Jones

Ms. Janis L. Jones is Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment Corp. She served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations from November 1999 to November 2011. Prior to joining Caesars, Ms. Jones served as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1991 to 1999.

Gregory Miller

Mr. Gregory Miller is Senior Vice President - Domestic Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President of Resort Development from February 2009 through April 2012. He previously served as the Vice President of Property Development from September 2004 through January 2009.

Jeffrey Benjamin

Mr. Jeffrey D. Benjamin is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Benjamin has nearly 25 years of experience in the investment industry and has 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 Global Management, LLC with respect to investments in the gaming industry. He was a senior advisor to Apollo Global Management, LLC from 2002 to 2008. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a masters degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. He has previously served on the boards of directors of Goodman Global Holdings, Inc., Dade Behring Holdings, Inc., Chiquita Brands International, Inc., McLeod USA, Mandalay Resort Group and Virgin Media Inc. Mr. Benjamin is Chairman of the board of directors of Spectrum Group International, Inc. and also serves on the boards of directors of Exco Resources, Inc. and Chemtura Corporation. Due to the foregoing experience and qualifications,

David Bonderman

Mr. David Bonderman is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Bonderman is a TPG Founding Partner. Prior to forming TPG in 1993, 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 holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington and a law degree from Harvard University. He has previously served on the boards of directors of Gemalto N.V., Burger King Holdings, Inc., Washington Mutual, Inc., IASIS Healthcare LLC, and Univision Communications and Armstrong World Industries, Inc. Mr. Bonderman also currently serves on the boards of directors of JSC VTB Bank, Energy Future Holdings Corp., General Motors Company, CoStar Group, Inc. and Ryanair Holdings PLC, of which he is Chairman.

Kelvin Davis

Mr. Kelvin L. Davis is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Davis is a TPG Senior Partner and Head of TPG’s North American Buyouts Group, incorporating investments in all non-technology industry sectors. He also leads TPG’s Real Estate investing activities. Prior to joining TPG in 2000, Mr. Davis was President and Chief Operating Officer of Colony Capital, Inc., a private international real estate-related investment firm which is co-founded in 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Davis currently serves on the boards of directors of Northwest Investments, LLC (which is an affiliate of ST Residential), Parkway Properties, Inc., Taylor Morrison, Inc., Univision Communications, Inc., and Catellus Development Corporation.

Frederick Kleisner

Mr. Frederick J. Kleisner has been appointed as Director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, effective July 23, 2013. Mr. Kleisner has been Senior Advisor of Morgans Hotel Group Co., served as the President of Hard Rock Hotel Inc. and Hard Rock Hotel Holdings LLC and also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Morgans Hotel Group Co. 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. Since August 2011, Mr. Kleisner has served as a director of Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc. (NYSE:AMTG) and as a member of their Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. In addition, since April 2009, he has served as a director of Kindred Healthcare, Inc (NYSE:KND), where he is the Chairman of their Executive Compensation Committee, and serves on their Compliance and Quality Committee.

Eric Press

Mr. Eric L. Press is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Press has been a Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC since 2007 and has been a Partner with 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 board of directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a law degree from Yale University. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Rodolph Sholom School, Innkeepers Trust USA, Wyndham International, Quality Distribution, Inc. AEP Industries, and WMC Finance Corp. Mr. Press also serves on the boards of directors of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., Noranda Aluminum, Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., Metals USA Holdings Corp., Verso Paper Corp., WMC Residco, Inc., Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc., and Athene Re.

Marc Rowan

Mr. Marc J. Rowan is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Rowan is a founding partner of Apollo Global Management, LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board of directors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School. He has previously served on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment, Inc., Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Furniture Brands International, Mobile Satellite Ventures, National Cinemedia, Inc., National Financial Partners, Inc., New World Communications, Inc., Quality Distribution, Inc., Samsonite Corporation, SkyTerra Communications Inc., Unity Media SCA, The Vail Corporation, Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Riverdale Country School, Cablecom GmbH, Rare Medium, Countrywide plc and Wyndham International, Inc. Mr. Rowan also serves on the boards of directors of the general partner of AAA Guernsey Limited, Athene Re, Youth Renewal Fund, National Jewish Outreach Program, Inc., Undergraduate Executive Board of the Wharton School, Rowan Family Foundation, Wharton Private Equity Partners, New York City Police Foundation and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

David Sambur

Mr. David B. Sambur is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Sambur is a Partner of Apollo Global Management, having joined in 2004. Mr. Sambur has experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board 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 board of directors of Verso Paper Corp. and Momentive Performance Materials Holdings and Momentive Specialty Chemical, Inc. Mr. Sambur graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA in Economics.

Lynn Swann

Mr. Lynn C. Swann is Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. Mr. Swann has served as president of Swann, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in marketing and communications since 1976 and the owner of Lynn Swann Group since 2011. The Lynn Swann Group is an affiliate of Stonehaven, LLC, which is a Member of FINRA/SIPC. Mr. Swann was also a broadcaster for the American Broadcasting Company from 1976 to 2005. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California. Mr. Swann also serves on the boards of directors of Hershey Entertainment Resorts Company, H. J. Heinz Company and American Homes 4 Rent.

Christopher Williams

Mr. Christopher J. Williams is Independent Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Williams has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Capital Group, L.P., an investment bank, since 1994, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Williams Capital Management, LLC, an investment management firm, since 2002. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business. Mr. Williams was a director of Caesars from November 2003 to January 2008, and was a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Williams also serves on the boards of directors for The Partnership for New York City, the National Association of Securities Professionals, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
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