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Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Reid-Anderson

57 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board

John Duffey

56 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marshall Barber

53 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Michael Israel

50 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Danielle Bernthal

39 2017 Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel

Stephen Purtell

50 2017 Senior Vice President, Treasurer, IR Contact Officer

Brett Petit

53 2010 Senior Vice President - Marketing and Sales

Kathy Aslin

41 2017 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Thomas Iven

58 2014 Senior Vice President - U.S. Park Operation

David McKillips

45 2016 Senior Vice President - In-Park Services

John Odum

59 2014 Senior Vice President -International Park Operations

Leonard Russ

43 2016 Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Analysis

Mario Centola

46 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Lance Balk

59 2010 General Counsel

Jonathan Luther

72 2010 Lead Independent Director

Nancy Krejsa

58 2017 Director

Kurt Cellar

47 2010 Independent Director

Usman Nabi

41 2010 Independent Director

Stephen Owens

45 2010 Independent Director

Richard Roedel

66 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Reid-Anderson

Mr. James Reid-Anderson is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. From August 2010 to February 2016, Mr. Reid-Anderson served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Six Flags and under his leadership the company set a new strategic direction and achieved all time high guest and employee satisfaction ratings, significant operational improvements and a seven-fold increase in its share price. Mr. Reid-Anderson had previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dade Behring Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of medical diagnostics equipment and supplies, where he drove a tenfold increase in the company’s share price along with significant employee morale improvements and customer satisfaction increases, all achieving record levels. Mr. Reid-Anderson negotiated the sale of Dade Behring to Siemens in 2007 and subsequently assumed various roles including becoming a member of Siemens AG’s managing board and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens’ $20 billion Healthcare Sector. Earlier in his career Mr. Reid-Anderson held roles of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo, Diageo and Mobil, and as adviser to Apollo Management L.P., a private equity firm. Mr. Reid-Anderson is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, U.K. and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Birmingham University, U.K.

John Duffey

Mr. John M. Duffey serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. From September 2010 to February 2016, Mr. Duffey served as Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags. Mr. Duffey previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010, and was responsible for leading the integration of Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics and Dade Behring. Prior to Dade Behring's acquisition by Siemens AG, from 2001 to November 2007, Mr. Duffey served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dade Behring, where he negotiated and led the company through a debt restructuring and entry into the public equity market. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Mr. Duffey was with Price Waterhouse in the Chicago and Detroit practice offices as well as the Washington D.C. National Office. Mr. Duffey holds a B.A. degree in Accounting from Michigan State University.

Marshall Barber

Mr. Marshall Barber serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Barber previously served as Vice President of Business Planning for Six Flags from July 2006 to February 2016. He also held various other park-level and corporate-level financial positions since joining Six Flags in October 1996. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Barber held financial positions at FoxMeyer Drug and G. D. Searle from 1994 to 1996 and with Electrocom Automation from 1989 to 1994. Mr. Barber holds a B.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Arlington and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University.

Michael Israel

Mr. Michael S. Israel serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. He is responsible for managing and updating the Company's Information Systems infrastructure. Mr. Israel began his career in technology sales and in 1998 became Chief Operating Officer for AMC Computer Corp.—a high-end, solutions-based systems integration consulting firm, and then served as a consultant at Financial Security Assurance from October 2004 to April 2006. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Word Pro's Business Systems for eight years. Mr. Israel holds an M.B.A. from St. John's University and a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing from The George Washington University. He also participated in the MIT Executive Program in Corporate Strategy.

Danielle Bernthal

Ms. Danielle J. Bernthal is Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of the company. Ms. Bernthal previously served as Vice President, Assistant General Counsel for the company from June 2006 to January 2017. Prior to joining Six Flags, Ms. Bernthal was an associate at the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in the corporate and financial services department. Ms. Bernthal holds a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Stephen Purtell

Mr. Stephen R. Purtell is a Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer of the company. Mr. Purtell previously served as Vice President, Business Development and Treasurer for Six Flags from July 2012 to October 2016. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Purtell served as VP, Sales Operations and Market Research for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics after it acquired Dade Behring in 2007. Mr. Purtell joined Dade Behring in 2003 and held financial positions including Assistant Treasurer, VP Corporate Planning & Analysis, and Treasurer. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Mr. Purtell held financial and engineering positions at IMC Global and GATX Terminals Corporation, and was an officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Purtell has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is a CPA.

Brett Petit

Mr. Brett Petit is a Senior Vice President - Marketing and Sales of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. since June 2010. He is responsible for all aspects of the Company's marketing strategy, advertising, promotions, group sales, online marketing, corporate sponsorships, media networks and licensed promotions. Over the course of his 34 years of experience in the theme and water park industry, Mr. Petit has managed marketing strategy for more than 65 different theme parks, water parks and family entertainment centers across the country. Prior to joining Six Flags, Mr. Petit served from March 2007 to June 2010 as Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales for Palace Entertainment, an operator of theme parks and attractions with 38 locations hosting 14 million visitors. Before that, he worked 12 years as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Paramount Parks with over 12 million visitors and spent 13 years with Busch Entertainment Theme Parks as Marketing Vice President and Director of Sales. Mr. Petit holds a B.A. degree in Marketing from University of South Florida.

Kathy Aslin

Ms. Kathy Aslin is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the company. She was named Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Six Flags in January 2017 and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support the company’s overall human resources vision including organizational design, leadership development, employee training and education, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, and employee relations. Ms. Aslin began her career at Six Flags in 1998 as a seasonal summer intern and over the years held a number of management positions in Admissions, Guest Relations, Finance, Human Resources, In-Park Services, Corporate Marketing and Human Resources. Ms. Aslin holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from St. Gregory’s University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Thomas Iven

Mr. Thomas J. Iven serves as Senior Vice President - U.S. Park Operations of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. He is responsible for the management of all of the Company's parks in the U.S. Mr. Iven began his career at Six Flags in 1976 as a seasonal employee and became a full-time employee in 1981. He held a number of management positions within several parks including Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Over Texas before being named General Manager of Six Flags St. Louis in 1998. In 2001, Mr. Iven was promoted to Executive Vice President, Western Region comprised of 17 parks, a post he held until 2006 when he was named Senior Vice President. From 2010 until 2014, Mr. Iven was the Senior Vice President, Park Operations and was responsible for the management of the Company's parks in the Western region as well as the oversight of engineering, maintenance and operating efficiency programs for all Six Flags parks. Mr. Iven holds a B.S. degree from Missouri State University.

David McKillips

Mr. David McKillips serves as Senior Vice President - In-Park Services of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. He is responsible for culinary, retail, games, rentals, parking and other services offered throughout the Company's parks. From September 2010 to January 2016, Mr. McKillips served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Alliances of Six Flags and was responsible for managing corporate sponsorships, media networks and licensed promotions. Mr. McKillips has 21 years of experience in the entertainment and theme park industry, specializing in promotion, sponsorship and consumer product licensing sales. Prior to joining Six Flags, from November 1997 to April 2006, Mr. McKillips served as Vice President of Advertising & Custom Publishing Sales for DC Comics, a division of Warner Bros. Entertainment and home to some of the world's most iconic superheroes, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. He started his career with Busch Entertainment, serving roles within the operations, entertainment, group sales and promotions departments at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida and then at Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, as Manager of Promotions. Mr. McKillips holds a B.A. degree in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia.

John Odum

Mr. John Odum serves as Senior Vice President -International Park Operations of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. He and is responsible for the development and management of all parks outside of the U.S. Additionally, he oversees the corporate design, engineering, maintenance, operations, aquatics, and entertainment functions for all parks. Mr. Odum began his career with Six Flags in 1974 where he held multiple supervisory and management positions within the areas of entertainment, rides, park services, security, admissions, food service, merchandise, games and attractions and finance. Additionally, Mr. Odum has served as the Park President at Six Flags St. Louis, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Over Georgia. In 2003, he moved into an Executive Vice President role overseeing all operations for the 10 central division parks while also assuming company-wide responsibilities for maintenance, engineering and capital spending administration. From 2010 to April 2014, Mr. Odum was Senior Vice President, Park Operations and was responsible for the management of the Company's parks in the Eastern region as well as the oversight of operations, entertainment and design for all Six Flags parks. Mr. Odum holds a B.S. degree in Business Management from Presbyterian College.

Leonard Russ

Mr. Leonard A. Russ serves as Senior Vice President - Strategic Planning and Analysis of the Company. Since October 2010 he was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Six Flags where he was responsible for overseeing Six Flags' accounting function and the finance functions of the western region parks. Mr. Russ began his career at Six Flags in 1989 as a seasonal employee and became a full-time employee in 1995. He held a number of management positions within Six Flags before being named Director of Internal Audit in 2004. In 2005, Mr. Russ was promoted to Controller, a position he held until being promoted to Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Russ holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Mario Centola

Mr. Mario Centola serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company. Mr. Centola has held a number of financial management positions within Six Flags beginning in 2001 before being named Director of Planning and Analysis in December 2008. Mr. Centola has also worked for SeaWorld and Herschend Family Entertainment. Mr. Centola holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Miami University and a Masters degree in both Business Administration and Information Systems from The University of Akron.

Lance Balk

Mr. Lance C. Balk J.D., is General Counsel of the company. Mr. Balk previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to January 2010. Prior to Dade Behring's acquisition by Siemens AG, he served in the same capacity at Dade Behring from May 2006 to November 2007. In these roles Mr. Balk was responsible for global legal matters. Before joining Dade Behring, Mr. Balk was a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he co-founded the firm's New York corporate and securities practices. Mr. Balk holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Northwestern University.

Jonathan Luther

Mr. Jonathan L. Luther serves as Lead Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Mr. Luther served as Chief Executive Officer of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., a quick-service restaurant franchisor whose brands include Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, from January 2003 to December 2009 and Chairman from March 2006 to January 2009. In January 2009, he assumed the role of Executive Chairman, and in July 2010, became the Non-Executive Chairman, a position he held until his retirement in May 2013. Mr. Luther serves as a director and member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Brinker International, Inc., an owner and franchisor of certain restaurant brands. Mr. Luther is also a director and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Temper Sealy International Inc., a bedding provider, as well as a director of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc., a privately held quick-service sandwich chain. Mr. Luther is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Culinary Institute of America and also serves as Chairman of its Executive Committee. Within the last five years, Mr. Luther served as Chairman for the International Franchise Association and was a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Luther brings to the Board executive leadership experience and vast business experience and expertise in the food and beverage segment as well as in brand marketing.

Nancy Krejsa

Ms. Nancy A. Krejsa has been appointed as Director of the Company, effective March 1, 2017. She is no longer Senior Vice President - Investor Relations of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., effective March 1, 2017. Ms. Krejsa was responsible for investor relations, corporate communications, public relations and international strategy. Ms. Krejsa previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Communications for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics from November 2007 to September 2010. Prior to Siemens' acquisition of Dade Behring, Ms. Krejsa was responsible for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations for Dade Behring. Ms. Krejsa joined Dade Behring in 1994 and held a number of Financial and Operational roles at Dade Behring, including Assistant Controller, Treasurer and Vice President of U.S. Operations. Dade Behring emerged from Chapter 11 reorganization in September 2002. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Ms. Krejsa held a number of financial management positions at American Hospital Supply and Baxter International, including Vice President, Controller of the $5 billion Hospital Supply Distribution business. Ms. Krejsa has a B.S. in Finance from Indiana University and an M.B.A. in Accounting from DePaul University.

Kurt Cellar

Mr. Kurt M. Cellar serves as Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., since May 11, 2010. Since January 2008, Mr. Cellar has been the President of Corner Pocket Investors, LLC. He has also been a consultant to companies in a variety of industries as well as a private investor. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Cellar worked for the hedge fund Bay Harbour Management, L.C. He was partner and portfolio manager from 2003 until his departure. Prior to Bay Harbour, Mr. Cellar was with the private equity firm Remy Investors. Before that, he was a strategy consultant at LEK/Alcar. He is currently a director of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Edison Mission Energy Trust, Hawaiian Telecom Holdco, Inc., Home Buyers Warranty and U.S. Concrete Inc. Within the last five years, Mr. Cellar was also a member of the Board of Directors of Aventine Renewable Energy where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, Horizon Lines, Inc., where he was a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, The Penn Traffic Company where he was a member of the Compensation Committee, RCN Corporation, where he was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees, and Vertis Communications. Mr. Cellar is well qualified to serve on the Board based on his significant accounting and financial experience and his other public company board experience.

Usman Nabi

Mr. Usman Nabi serves as Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, since May 2010. Mr. Nabi is a Senior Partner at H Partners Management, an investment management firm. Prior to joining H Partners in 2006, Mr. Nabi was at Perry Capital, the Carlyle Group, and Lazard Freres. Mr. Nabi is a member of the board of directors of Global Glimpse, a nonprofit organization committed to creating global leadership opportunities for America's youth. As a Senior Partner at H Partners Management, Mr. Nabi brings to the Board a keen business and financial sense and strong investment experience especially in the leisure sector.

Stephen Owens

Mr. Stephen D. Owens serves as Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp. Mr. Owens is co-founder and Managing Director of Staple Street Capital, a private equity firm. Prior to founding Staple Street Capital in 1995, Mr. Owens was a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group in the firm's U.S. Buyout team. While at Carlyle, Mr. Owens co-founded the firm's Global Consumer & Retail Group, was a senior member of the firm's Global Communications & Media Group, and executed and oversaw investments in the business services and transportation sectors. Previously, Mr. Owens was a principal investor and investment banker with Lehman Brothers in their New York and Hong Kong offices. Mr. Owens' business and finance experience, including helping to create value in multi-location consumer-facing businesses, qualifies him to serve on the Board.

Richard Roedel

Mr. Richard W. Roedel, CPA, serves as Independent Director of Six Flags Entertainment Corp., since December 21, 2010. Mr. Roedel is a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of Lorillard, Inc. as well as a director and member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Risk Committee of IHS, Inc. Mr. Roedel is the Non-Executive Chairman of Luna Innovations Incorporated and, over the years, has been the chairman of several governance, compensation and special committees. Mr. Roedel served on the Board of Directors of Sealy Corporation in several capacities, including Chairman of its Audit Committee, until March 2013 when Sealy was acquired by Tempur-Pedic International Inc. Mr. Roedel served on the Board of Directors of BrightPoint, Inc. in several capacities until October 2012, when it was acquired by Ingram Micro Inc., including Chairman of its Audit Committee, Chairman of its Compensation Committee and member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Roedel was a director of Broadview Holdings, Inc., a private company, and was Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Compensation Committees until 2012. Mr. Roedel was a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Dade Behring Holdings, Inc. from October 2002 until November 2007 when Dade Behring was acquired by Siemens AG. From 1985 through 2000, Mr. Roedel was employed by the accounting firm BDO Seidman LLP, having been managing partner of its Chicago and New York Metropolitan area offices and later Chairman and CEO. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Roedel has extensive experience in finance, accounting and risk management and in public company board and committee practices, which make him well-qualified to serve on the Board.