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Pinnacle Entertainment Inc (PNK.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Martineau

74 Chairman of the Board

Carlos Ruisanchez

44 President, Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Sanfilippo

57 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Virginia Shanks

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

John Godfrey

65 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Troy Stremming

47 Executive Vice President - Government Relations & Public Affairs

Neil Walkoff

45 2012 Executive Vice President - Operations

Charles Atwood

67 Director

Stephen Comer

66 Director

Desiree Rogers

55 Director

Jaynie Studenmund

62 Director

Vincent Zahn

Vice President - Finance & Investor Relations Financial Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Martineau

Carlos Ruisanchez

Mr. Carlos A. Ruisanchez is President, Chief Financial Officer of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. In this role, Mr. Ruisanchez is responsible for managing the financial and administrative functions of the finance department, including: management of the capital structure, strategic financial planning, accounting, strategic sourcing, bank and financial community relationships, internal and SEC reporting, and internal and industry analysis to support the Company's goals for growth and profitability. He will also continue to oversee the Company's overall strategy and development activities, as well as its business and gaming analytics efforts. Mr. Ruisanchez joined Pinnacle in August 2008 as its Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development. Previously, he worked at the investment banking firm Bear, Stearns & Co., which he joined in 1997 and where he most recently served as Senior Managing Director responsible for corporate clients in the gaming, lodging and leisure industries, as well as financial sponsor banking relationships. Mr. Ruisanchez holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, where he focused on finance and international business, as well as a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Connecticut School of Business.

Anthony Sanfilippo

Mr. Anthony Michael Sanfilippo is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. Anthony has more than 30 years of gaming entertainment experience and since joining Pinnacle Entertainment in 2010 has led the company through significant growth. In 2013, Pinnacle acquired Ameristar Casinos, doubling in size to 15,000 team members with 15 gaming entertainment properties in the United States. Also in 2013, Pinnacle acquired the Heartland Poker Tour and entered into a management contract with Retama Park Racetrack in Selma, Texas, holding the majority interest in the racing license. In 2014, Pinnacle opened the Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Anthony is also a member of the board of directors of Pinnacle Entertainment. Prior to joining Pinnacle, Anthony served as president, chief executive officer and a board member of Multimedia Games Inc., a creator and supplier of comprehensive systems, content and electronic gaming units for various segments of the gaming industry. Prior to joining Multimedia Games, he served in leadership roles at Harrah's Entertainment, Inc. During his tenure at Harrah's, Anthony served as president of Harrah's central and western divisions, overseeing the operations of more than two dozen casinos and gaming resorts. In addition, he was president and chief operating officer for Harrah's New Orleans and a board member of Jazz Casino Corp. prior to Harrah's acquiring full ownership. He has directed tribal gaming operations in Arizona, California and Kansas and has held gaming licenses in most states that offer legalized gambling.

Virginia Shanks

Ms. Virginia E. Shanks is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. She brings 30 years of gaming industry experience in marketing and operations to her current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Pinnacle Entertainment. In this role, she is responsible for all company-wide marketing strategies, including the ongoing development of distinct property brand positioning and overall branding strategies; enterprise-wide database marketing efforts; and the continued evolution of the mychoice guest loyalty program. She also has oversight of Human Resources, Information Technology, the Heartland Poker Tour, and gaming research and development. Prior to joining Pinnacle Entertainment in October 2010, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Ginny held senior executive positions for more than 25 years at the property, division and corporate levels of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Throughout her tenure with Caesars, she was responsible for maximizing the value of the company’s key strategic brands – Caesars, Harrah's, and Horseshoe casinos; the Total Rewards player loyalty program; and the World Series of Poker. In addition to setting overall corporate brand strategy, Ginny oversaw sports and entertainment marketing, strategic alliances, consumer insights, retail, public relations and nationwide casino promotions. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award, the first woman to be honored with this distinction. Following her career with Caesars, Ginny was the Chief Marketing Officer for Multimedia Games, from 2008-2010, where she led product strategy, project management and investor relations.

John Godfrey

Mr. John A. Godfrey is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Godfrey joined Pinnacle Entertainment in August 2002. Previously, he was a partner of the Las Vegas-based law firm Schreck Brignone where he served as a member of the Executive Committee. His practice was devoted to gaming law with an emphasis on publicly traded corporations, financing, compliance, and licensing investigations. Mr. Godfrey had served as an outside gaming counsel to Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. In addition to representing numerous gaming clients, Mr. Godfrey had served as counsel to the Nevada Resort Association. Prior to entering private practice in 1984, he served as Deputy State Industrial Attorney for the State of Nevada from 1977-1980, as Deputy Attorney General for the Nevada Attorney General's Office, Gaming Division, from 1980-1983; and as Chief Deputy Attorney General, Gaming Division, from 1983-1984. Mr. Godfrey is a Trustee of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys and served as that organization's President for the 1996-1997 term. In August 2002, he was appointed for a three-year term to the Executive Committee of the Nevada State Bar's Gaming Law Section. Mr. Godfrey received his B.A. degree in 1973 from the University of South Florida and his J.D. degree in 1976 from the University of San Diego, School of Law.

Troy Stremming

Mr. Troy A. Stremming is Executive Vice President - Government Relations & Public Affairs of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. He is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the public and governmental perception of the company and he oversees public and community relations. Troy joined the team in 2013 upon Pinnacle’s acquisition of Ameristar Casinos. Troy’s casino career started in 1996 as General Counsel for Station Casinos’ Midwest Operations. In 2000, when Stations sold its Midwest Operations to Ameristar, he was promoted to Vice President of Government Relations. Since that time Troy has taken on additional responsibilities and his most recent position with Ameristar was Senior Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs. Troy oversaw the public and community relations of the company and served as its spokesperson on all external matters. He also directed the company’s lobbyists, effectively advocating for the company in all of the states in which Ameristar operated and at the federal level. Some of the highlights of his career include playing a pivotal role in campaigns that resulted in the removal of the Missouri loss limit and raising of the bet limits in Colorado.

Neil Walkoff

Mr. Neil E. Walkoff is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company, since April 2012. He currently oversees all of the operations of the Company’s properties in Missouri, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. Neil joined Pinnacle Entertainment in August 2010, as the General Manager of River City Casino & Hotel. In 2011, he was promoted to Senior Vice President overseeing both River City and Lumiere Place Hotels and Casino. In 2012, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Regional Operations adding to his responsibilities Belterra and River Downs. Under his leadership, Pinnacle St. Louis achieved record results from a market share, financial, and employee engagement perspective. In August 2013, he was given additional responsibilities to oversee the Ameristar properties in Missouri, Indiana and Iowa.

Charles Atwood

Mr. Charles L. Atwood is Director of the Company. He is Corporate Director, Advisor, Lead Trustee, Equity Residential.

Stephen Comer

Mr. Stephen C. Comer is Director of the Company. He is Accounting Partner - Retired.

Desiree Rogers

Ms. Desiree G. Rogers is Director of the Company. She is Chief Executive Officer of Johnson Publishing Company, LLC.

Jaynie Studenmund

Ms. Jaynie Miller Studenmund is Director of the Company. She is Corporate Director and Advisor.

Vincent Zahn