People: Empire Resorts Inc (NYNY.OQ)

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22 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Emanuel Pearlman

53 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Joseph D'Amato

65 2010 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Laurette Pitts

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President

Charles Degliomini

55 2008 Executive Vice President - Governmental Affairs and Corporate Communications

Nanette Horner

48 2011 Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer

James Simon

66 2007 Lead Independent Director

Edmund Marinucci

2014 Director

Nancy Palumbo

52 2009 Independent Director

Gregg Polle

52 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Emanuel Pearlman

Mr. Emanuel R. Pearlman serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Empire Resorts Inc. Mr. Pearlman currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Liberation Investment Group, LLC, a New York based investment management and financial consulting firm, a position he has held since January 2003. From December 2009 to the present Mr. Pearlman has served on the board of Fontainebleau Miami JV, LLC as Chairman of the audit and compensation committee. Since January 2012 he has served on the board of Network-1 Security Solutions, Inc. From January 2012 through January 2013 he served on the Board of Dune Energy. From October 2006 to March 2010, Mr. Pearlman served on the board of Multimedia Games, Inc.

Joseph D'Amato

Mr. Joseph A. D'Amato, CPA, serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Empire Resorts Inc. Mr. D’Amato has served as a director since September 2010. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. D’Amato most recently served as chief executive officer of Mount Airy Casino Resort in Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2009 and as chief operating officer of the Seneca Gaming Corporation in Western New York from 2005 to 2007, and as its chief financial officer from 2002 to 2005. During his earlier career in the gaming industry, Mr. D’Amato served in various executive capacities with Resorts International, Trump Entertainment, Bally’s Park Place and Golden Nugget organizations. Mr. D’Amato has participated in raising over $2 billion in the public and bank finance markets, and has extensive experience with Sarbanes Oxley and the filing requirements and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been a CPA in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and received an MS in Taxation from Widener University, an MBA (Finance) from LaSalle University, and a BS in Business Administration from LaSalle University.

Laurette Pitts

Ms. Laurette J. Pitts serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President of Empire Resorts Inc. In August 2011, Ms. Pitts was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and in August 2012, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Pitts has served in various capacities in the gaming industry since 1992. Ms. Pitts most recently served from December 2008 until December 2010 as regional vice president of finance and administration for American Racing and Entertainment, LLC, a private company that owns and operates horseracing, resort, and gaming facilities, including Tioga Downs and Vernon Downs. She previously served as chief financial officer for Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, a gaming and entertainment facility owned by the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut, from April 2005 until November 2008.

Charles Degliomini

Mr. Charles Degliomini serves as Executive Vice President - Governmental Affairs and Corporate Communications of Empire Resorts Inc. He has been an employee or consultant of the Company since 2004 and was promoted to his current position in February 2008 Currently, Mr. Degliomini serves as a director of the New York Gaming Association, a not-for-profit trade association created in 2011 to advance the interests of New York State’s nine racetrack casinos. He is on the board of Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership that markets the Hudson Valley region as a prime business location to corporate executives, site selection consultants and real estate brokers. Previously, he was senior vice president of Sales and Marketing of eLottery, Inc., the first firm to advance the technology to facilitate the sales and marketing of governmental lottery tickets on the Internet. Mr. Degliomini served in the General Services Administration as chief of staff to the Regional Administrator from 1985 to 1998, and was the New York State communications director for Reagan-Bush in 1984. Mr. Degliomini has a B.A. in political science from Queens College and is an M.A. candidate at the New York University School of Public Administration.

Nanette Horner

Ms. Nanette L. Horner serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer of Empire Resorts Inc. She was appointed to serve as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer on August 25, 2010 and has served as the Company’s corporate vice president of Legal Affairs since July 1, 2010. In August 2011, Ms. Horner was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Horner has been involved in the gaming industry, as an attorney, since 1996. Ms. Horner worked in the Office of Chief Counsel assigned to the Bureau of Licensing of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board since July 2005. In September 2006, Ms. Horner was named the Board’s first director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling. She is the Chair of the Membership Committee for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and is a member of American Mensa and the International Masters of Gaming Law.

James Simon

Mr. James Simon serves as Lead Independent Director of Empire Resorts Inc. He has served as president and chief executive officer of Strategic Marketing Consultants, Inc., a management and marketing consulting firm since he co-founded it in 1994. The firm’s client list includes major telecommunications and financial services companies in the United States as well as some of the best known not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Simon is a former executive of the Direct Response Group, Capital Holding Corp., a financial services conglomerate and American Airlines, where he held senior marketing management positions. Mr. Simon spent 20 years as an officer in the U.S. Army. During his last six years in the U.S. Army, he was one of the architects of the marketing strategy used by the Army during its transition from a draft environment to an all-recruit force. Mr. Simon has a B.G.S. undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and an M.S. graduate degree from the University of Kansas.

Edmund Marinucci

Mr. Edmund Marinucci is Director of the Company. Mr. Marinucci has been a partner at PCH Hotels, LLC, a boutique hotel and resort operator based in San Francisco that is an operating division of Pacific Union Company since 1983. From October 1983 to December 2008, Mr. Marinucci served as a president of PCH Hotels, LLC. PCH Hotels owned and managed properties in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Such properties included Meadowood Resort (Napa, California), Windermere Island Club (Bahamas), Divi Resorts (Aruba), Downtown Athletic Club (New York City), Frangipani Resort (Anguilla) and Marriott Resort (Grand Cayman). During his presidency of PCH Hotels, he oversaw the ground-up development of The Hotel Griffon and the renovation and repositioning of the Drisco Hotel (each in San Francisco). Prior to PCH Hotels, Mr. Marinucci served as director of development for HCP Hotels/Aston Resorts in Hawaii. In such position, Mr. Marinucci oversaw all development aspects of the hotel group and grew inventory from 15 to 20 hotel resorts. From 1978 to 1981, Mr. Marinucci served as director of resort operations for Kapalua Resort Maui in Hawaii. While at Kapalua Resort Maui, Mr. Marinucci was responsible for the daily operations of the resort, including the Kapalua Bay Hotel, 150 rental villas, two golf courses, They Bay and The Village. He serves on the board of directors of Miami JV Member LLC, a private Hotel and Resort Company, and has previously served on the board of directors of Jameson Inns/Colony Capital, a private Hotel and Resort Company. Mr. Marinucci is a member of The Cornell Hotel Society. Mr. Marinucci received a BS in Hotel Administration from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Nancy Palumbo

Ms. Nancy A. Palumbo serves as an Independent Director of Empire Resorts Inc.Ms. Palumbo also acts as an independent consultant in the areas of strategic marketing, corporate communications and business development. Ms. Palumbo served as a principle in CRAMN LLC, a global business development company from May of 2011 until June of 2013. From March 2009 to December 2010, she served as president of the Green Planet Group, a company that advised on solar and renewable energy solutions. Prior to joining Green Planet Group, from May 2007 to March 2009, Ms. Palumbo was the general manager for Walker Digital Lottery and from October 2006 to May 2007, she served as the senior vice president for Strategic Marketing and Corporate Communications for the New York Daily News. From January 2004 to October 2006, Ms. Palumbo served as the director of the New York Lottery. From February 1995 to January 2004, Ms. Palumbo served as the executive deputy commissioner for the Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation for the State of New York, where she was instrumental in developing public-private partnerships to generate additional revenue to expand park services. Ms. Palumbo is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.

Gregg Polle

Mr. Gregg Polle serves as an Independent Director of Empire Resorts Inc. Mr. Polle is a Managing Director for Moelis & Company, an investment bank that provides financial advisory services and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic matters. He has also served as an investment banker with Citigroup Inc.(“Citigroup”) and its predecessors Salomon Brothers and Salomon Smith Barney from 1983 until November 2008. Mr. Polle most recently served as head of the global industrial group at Citigroup and previously was the co-head of Citigroup’s global mergers and acquisitions group. Mr. Polle was a private investor from November 2008 through July 2011. Mr. Polle received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Emanuel Pearlman

--

Joseph D'Amato

630,145

Laurette Pitts

366,875

Charles Degliomini

376,875

Nanette Horner

366,275

James Simon

--

Edmund Marinucci

--

Nancy Palumbo

--

Gregg Polle

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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