People: Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Loveman

54 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Colvin

61 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Jenkin

59 2013 Global President - Destination Markets

Steven Tight

58 2011 President - International Development

Tariq Shaukat

41 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Timothy Donovan

58 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer, General Counsel

Mary Thomas

47 2011 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Janis Jones

66 2011 Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations

Gregory Miller

53 2013 Executive Vice President - Domestic Development

Keith Causey

50 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Jeffrey Benjamin

52 2008 Director

David Bonderman

72 2008 Director

Kelvin Davis

50 2008 Director

Frederick Kleisner

69 2013 Director

Eric Press

48 2008 Director

Marc Rowan

51 2008 Director

David Sambur

34 2010 Director

Lynn Swann

62 2008 Independent Director

Christopher Williams

56 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. Mr. Loveman was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Loveman’s distinguished career and experience in retail marketing and service management as well as his long service on our Board provides continuity to the Board and enables Mr. Loveman to contribute valuable insight and guidance on important issues facing the business of the Company.

Donald Colvin

Mr. Donald A. Colvin is no longer a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Caesars Entertainment Corp effective December 31, 2014. Prior to joining us, 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 is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Isola Group.

Thomas Jenkin

Mr. Thomas M. Jenkin has been appointed as Global President - Destination Markets of Caesars Entertainment Corp., effective May 16, 2013. 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. He currently serves on the board of directors of Enjoy S.A.

Steven Tight

Mr. Steven M. Tight is President - International Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to joining us, 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 joining us, 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 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. 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 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 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. Blackhurst served as Mayor of Las Vegas from 1991 to 1999.

Gregory Miller

Mr. Gregory Miller Executive Vice President of Domestic Development of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President of Domestic Development from May 2012 through August 2013. 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.

Keith Causey

Keith Causey has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Caesars Entertainment Corporation. As Chief Accounting Officer, Causey will have responsibility over all corporate accounting and internal audit functions and will report to Colvin. He joins Caesars Entertainment from General Motors, where he served as Executive Director, Global Business Services – Finance. In this role, Causey was responsible for all accounting, finance, tax, treasury, and transactional processing functions within Global Business Services. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Controller for six years. Before joining General Motors, Causey spent 10 years at The DIRECTV Group in a series of corporate accounting and reporting roles, including serving as Senior Vice President, Controller. Causey is a Certified Public Accountant who earned his B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach.

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 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 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 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. Mr. Benjamin is the Chairman of the Board of A-Mark Precious Metals, Inc. and Exco Resources, Inc., and also serves on the boards of directors of Chemtura Corporation and American Airlines Group Inc. Mr. Benjamin was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Benjamin’s extensive experience in the gaming and investment industries as well as his extensive directorial experience provide the Board with a wealth of knowledge regarding the operational issues facing companies in the gaming industry and a business strategy essential to guiding the Company’s strategy.

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. Mr. Bonderman was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Bonderman’s extensive experience in investment and finance matters as well as his extensive directorial experience and deep understanding of operational issues enable Mr. Bonderman to provide the Board with valuable insight and guidance on strategic and operational issues of the Company.

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 he 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 AV Homes, Inc., Northwest Investments, LLC (which is an affiliate of ST Residential), Parkway Properties, Inc., Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, Univision Communications, Inc., and Catellus Development Corporation. He is a member of the Company's Human Resources Committee, the Executive Committee, the Finance Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Davis should be nominated as a member of our Board because Mr. Davis’ experience and wealth of knowledge regarding investments, including real-estate related investments, provides the Board with valuable knowledge and insight into investment related matters as well as business strategy relevant to the Company.

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. 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 Apollo Residential Mortgage, Inc., Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the Museum of Arts & Design, as 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 Hard Rock Holdings, LLC, as a Trustee/Director for the Culinary Institute of America, and as a Trustee of National Outdoor Leadership School. Mr. Kleisner was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Kleisner’s extensive experience in the management and operation of the companies in the hospitality and entertainment industry enable him to provide the Board with a wealth of knowledge regarding operational issues facing companies in the hospitality and entertainment industry and a business strategy essential to guiding the Company’s strategy.

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 Rodph Sholom School, Innkeepers Trust USA, Wyndham International, Quality Distribution, Inc. AEP Industries, Metals USA Holdings Corp., WMC Finance Corp., and Athene Re. Mr. Press also serves on the boards of directors of Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc., Noranda Aluminum, Affinion Group Holdings, Inc., Princimar Chemical Holdings, LLC, Verso Paper Corp., WMC Residco, Inc., and Apollo Commercial Real Estate Finance, Inc. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Press should be nominated as a member of our Board because Mr. Press has extensive experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board of directors and, as such, provides the Board with key insights and knowledge into financing and investment matters as well as general management experience.

Marc Rowan

Mr. Marc J. Rowan is Director of Caesars Entertainment Corp. Mr. Rowan is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC, 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 the general partner of AP Alternative Assets, L.P., Apollo Global Management, LLC, Athene Holding Ltd., Caesars Entertainment Corp., Caesars Acquisition Co., Norwegian Cruise Lines and Beats Music. He has previously served on the boards of directors of AMC Entertainment, Inc., CableCom Gmbh., Countrywide PLC, 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, Vail Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham International, Inc. 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 BS and an MBA in Finance. Mr. Rowan is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee and the Human Resources Committee. Mr. Rowan was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Rowan’s extensive experience in value oriented investments, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate as well as his extensive directorial experience enable Mr. Rowan to provide the Board with insight and guidance on strategic matters of the Company.

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., Verso Paper, Inc., Verso Paper Holdings, LLC, Caesars Aquisition Company, Momentive Performance Materials Holdings, Momentive Specialty Chemical, Inc., and AP Gaming Holdco, Inc. Mr. Sambur graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA in Economics. He is a member of the Company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Our Board has concluded that Mr. Sambur should be nominated as a member of our Board because Mr. Sambur’s extensive experience in financing, analyzing, investing in and/or advising public and private companies and their board of directors provides the Board with the valuable knowledge of financing and investment matters as well as general management experience.

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 Fluor Corporation and American Homes 4 Rent. He previously served on the board of directors of Hershey Entertainment and Resort Co. and H.J. Heinz Co. Mr. Swann also holds a Series 7 and Series 63 registration. He is member of the Company’s Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and the 162(m) Plan Committee. Mr. Swann was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Swann’s extensive experience in marketing and communications and qualifications to communicate with retail investors enable him to provide the Board with a wealth of knowledge and insight into operational and marketing strategies suitable for companies in the gaming industry which are essential to guiding the Company’s strategy.

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 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. He is Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and is a member of the 162(m) Plan Committee. Mr. Williams was elected as a member of our Board because our Board concluded that Mr. Williams’ extensive management experience in investment banking provides the Board with a wealth of knowledge regarding business operations and business strategy as well as valuable financial and investment experience essential to guiding the Company’s strategy.
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