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Caesars Entertainment Corp (CZR.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hunt

63 2017 Chairman of the Board

Anthony Rodio

60 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Eric Hession

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Jenkin

64 2013 Global President - Destination Markets

Monica Digilio

56 2018 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Les Ottolenghi

57 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Christopher Holdren

49 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Richard Broome

60 2017 Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations

Janis Jones Blackhurst

70 2017 Executive Vice President - Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility

Christian Stuart

40 2017 Executive Vice President - Gaming and Interactive Entertainment

Denise Clark

61 2018 Director

Donald Kornstein

67 2017 Director

Thomas Benninger

61 2017 Independent Director

Juliana Chugg

51 2018 Independent Director

Keith Cozza

40 2019 Independent Director

John Dionne

55 2017 Independent Director

Courtney Mather

42 2019 Independent Director

James Nelson

69 2019 Independent Director

Richard Schifter

66 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Hunt

Mr. James S. Hunt is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served The Walt Disney Company, a diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise, in executive financial roles in the Parks and Resorts segment between 1992 and 2012. Mr. Hunt served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Worldwide from 2003 to 2012. Prior to joining Disney, he was a Partner of Ernst & Young, a professional services firm. He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Brown & Brown, Inc., an insurance and risk management firm, where he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of each of the Compensation and Acquisitions Committees; The St. Joe Company, a real estate operations and development company, where he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee; Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co., a life insurance company; and the Nemours Foundation, a not-for-profit children’s health organization. Mr. Hunt is a Certified Public Accountant with an active license in the state of Florida.

Anthony Rodio

Mr. Anthony P. Rodio is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Rodio serves as our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Rodio served as Chief Executive Officer of Affinity Gaming from October 2018 to May 2019 and has over 37 years of experience in the casino industry. Before leading the Affinity team, Mr. Rodio served as Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the Board of Directors of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. for over seven years where he was responsible for the operation of eight casino properties in seven different jurisdictions. Mr. Rodio started his gaming career in 1980 as an accounting clerk and transitioned into the management ranks, holding a succession of executive positions in Atlantic City for casino brands including Trump Marina Hotel Casino from May 1997 to September 1998, Harrah’s Entertainment (predecessor to Caesars) from October 1998 to June 2005, the Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort from June 2005 to August 2008, and Penn Gaming from October 2008 to June 2011. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of professional and charitable organizations including Atlantic City Alliance, United Way of Atlantic County, the Casino Associations of New Jersey and Indiana, AtlantiCare Charitable Foundation, and the Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming Hospitality & Tourism.

Eric Hession

Mr. Eric A. Hession is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Hession became our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2015 and was our Senior Vice President and Treasurer starting in November 2011. Mr. Hession joined the Company in December of 2002 and held many roles in both operations and corporate finance over his tenure with the Company. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Hession spent five years with Merck and Company working in various capacities in Pennsylvania and North Carolina and at its New Jersey corporate headquarters.

Thomas Jenkin

Mr. Thomas (Tom ) M. Jenkin is Global President - Destination Markets of the Company. Mr. Jenkin became our Global President of Destination Markets in May 2013. He served as our President of Operations from November 2011 through May 2013. He served as Western Division President from January 2004 through November 2011. He served as our 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.

Monica Digilio

Ms. Monica Digilio is Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. Ms. Digilio became our Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in September 2018. Prior to joining Caesars, she spent six years as the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for Montage International, an operator of luxury hotels and resorts. Ms. Digilio also spent 12 years as the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources for Kerzner International and 10 years in leadership positions with ITT Sheraton Corporation. Ms. Digilio is an Advisory Board Member for Cornell University’s Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

Les Ottolenghi

Mr. Les Ottolenghi is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Mr. Ottolenghi became our Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in January 2016. Prior to joining the Company in early 2016, Mr. Ottolenghi held the same role at Las Vegas Sands Corporation from June 2013 to August 2015. Mr. Ottolenghi was also the founder and served as Chief Executive Officer/Chief Information Officer of Plat4m Technologies, formerly Fuzebox, LLC, from August 2007 to May 2013 as well as Chief Technology Officer/Co-Founder of Intent Media Works from 2003 to 2007.

Christopher Holdren

Mr. Christopher J. Holdren is Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Mr. Holdren became our Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in November 2017. Prior to joining Caesars, Mr. Holdren served as Chief Marketing Officer of Handy, a high-growth technology startup. Prior to Handy, Mr. Holdren served as Senior Vice President of Digital, Loyalty & Partnerships at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. Overall, Mr. Holdren spent more than 15 years at Starwood where he oversaw the award-winning Starwood Preferred Guest program. He previously held marketing roles at The Walt Disney Company and Saban Entertainment.

Richard Broome

Mr. Richard D. Broome is Executive Vice President - Communications and Government Relations of the Company. He became our Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Relations in September 2017. Prior to his current role, he served as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications from January 2016 to August 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Broome served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications of Hertz Holdings and Hertz from March 2013 through July 2015. Previously, Mr. Broome served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications of Hertz Holdings and Hertz from March 2008 to March 2013, and as Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications from August 2000 to March 2008.

Janis Jones Blackhurst

Ms. Janis L. Jones Blackhurst is Executive Vice President - Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility of the Company. She became our Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility in May 2017. She served as Executive Vice President, Communications and Government Relations from November 2011 to May 2017. She served as our 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.

Christian Stuart

Mr. Christian Stuart is Executive Vice President - Gaming and Interactive Entertainment of the Company. Mr. Stuart became our Executive Vice President, Gaming and Interactive Entertainment in March 2017. Prior to his current role, he served as Senior Vice President and the Chief of Staff to the former Chief Executive Officer from June 2015 through March 2017. He served in various marketing, operations and finance roles since 2005, including as Regional Chief Marketing Officer overseeing the Company’s nine resorts in Las Vegas, General Manager of the Cromwell, Flamingo and LINQ Resorts, Regional Vice President of Finance, Gulf Coast Region, and various finance and operations leadership positions at the Company’s U.K. headquarters in London.

Denise Clark

Ms. Denise M. Clark is Independent Director of the Company. She served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of beauty products, from November 2012 until her retirement in March 2017. Prior to that role, Ms. Clark served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Hasbro Inc., a global play and entertainment company, from October 2007 to November 2012. Ms. Clark also served at Mattel, Inc., a company engaged in the business of the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, where she was Chief Technology Officer between January 2000 and February 2007. Ms. Clark’s previous experience includes two other consumer goods companies, Warner Music Group, formerly a division of Time Warner Inc., and Apple Inc., and 13 years in the United States Navy where she retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Ms. Clark has over 20 years of experience in the delivery of enterprise resource planning, digital platforms, and innovative business transformations. Ms. Clark serves on the Board of Directors of United Natural Foods, Inc., a distributor of organic and specialty foods, where she is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee.

Donald Kornstein

Mr. Donald R. Kornstein is Director of the Company. Mr. Kornstein founded and has served as the managing member of the strategic, management and financial consulting firm Alpine Advisors LLC, an advisory firm engaged in the business of mergers and acquisitions and capital raising for entrepreneurs and companies. Mr. Kornstein served on the Board of Directors of Caesars Acquisition Company from January 2014 until the merger with the Company. He previously served as a non-executive Director on the Board of Gala Coral Group, Ltd., a diversified gaming company based in the United Kingdom, from June 2010 until its merger with Ladbrokes PLC in November 2016. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Affinity Gaming, Inc. (Chairman), a casino gaming company, from March 2010 until January 2014; Bally Total Fitness Corporation (Chairman & Chief Restructuring Officer); Circuit City Stores, Inc., a consumer electronics company; Cash Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of transaction processing products; Shuffle Master, Inc., a manufacturer of shuffle machines and various other casino-related products; and Varsity Brands, Inc., a sports apparel and equipment company. Mr. Kornstein served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Jackpot Enterprises, Inc., which was a NYSE-listed gaming company until its sale and was an investment banker and Senior Managing Director of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc, an investment banking firm.

Thomas Benninger

Mr. Thomas M. Benninger is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Benninger founded and has been a Managing General Partner of Global Leveraged Capital, LLC, a private investment and advisory firm, since 2006. Mr. Benninger has served on the Boards of Directors of Revel AC, Inc., a company engaged in the business of owning and operating a resort casino; Squaw Valley Ski Corporation, a company engaged in the business of owning and operating ski resorts; and Affinity Gaming, LLC, a company engaged in the business of owning and operating casinos and resorts; and was the Chairman of the Board of Managers of Tropicana Entertainment, LLC, a company engaged in the business of owning and operating casinos and resorts. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Video King Acquisition Corp., a provider of fixed-based electronic gaming systems, and Truckee Gaming, LLC, a company engaged in the business of owning and operating casinos and resorts. He was a Certified Public Accountant in California.

Juliana Chugg

Ms. Juliana L. Chugg serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Chugg served as the Global Chief Brands Officer of Mattel Inc., a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products from 2015 until 2018. She served as a Senior Vice President at General Mills Inc., a company engaged in the global production and distribution of food products, from 2006 to 2014, where she ran a number of divisions including the Meals Division, the Pillsbury Division and the Baking Division. She joined General Mills in Australia in 1996 and held a number of leadership positions prior to becoming a Division President in the United States. Ms. Chugg served as a director of H.B. Fuller Company, an industrial-adhesives supply company, from April 2007 until January 2013 and Promina Group Ltd., an insurance and wealth management company headquartered in Australia, from April 2003 to July 2004, when she relocated to the United States. Since 2009, she has served on the Board of Directors of VF Corporation, a global apparel and footwear company, where she is a member of the Executive, Nominating and Governance, and Talent and Compensation Committees.

Keith Cozza

Mr. Keith Cozza is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Cozza has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Icahn Enterprises L.P., a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment, automotive, energy, food packaging, metals, mining, real estate and home fashion, since February 2014. In addition, Mr. Cozza has served as Chief Operating Officer of Icahn Capital LP, the subsidiary of Icahn Enterprises through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, since February 2013. From February 2013 to February 2014, Mr. Cozza served as Executive Vice President of Icahn Enterprises. Mr. Cozza is also the Chief Financial Officer of Icahn Associates Holding LLC, a position he has held since 2006. Mr. Cozza has been: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xerox Corporation, a provider of document management solutions, since May 2018; and a director of Icahn Enterprises L.P., since September 2012. In addition, Mr. Cozza serves as a director of certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of Icahn Enterprises L.P., including: Icahn Automotive Group LLC, an automotive parts installer, retailer and distributor; and PSC Metals LLC, a metal recycling company. Mr. Cozza was previously: a director of Tenneco Inc. from October 2018 to March 2019; a director of Federal-Mogul Holdings LLC (formerly known as Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation) from January 2017 to October 2018; a director of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. from February 2014 until October 2018; a director of Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. from April 2013 to April 2018; a member of the Executive Committee of American Railcar Leasing LLC from June 2014 to June 2017; a director of CVR Refining, LP from January 2013 to February 2014; and a director of MGM Holdings Inc. from April 2012 to August 2012. Federal-Mogul, Icahn Automotive, CVR Refining, Icahn Enterprises, PSC Metals, and Tropicana are each indirectly controlled by Carl C. Icahn, and American Railcar Leasing was previously indirectly controlled by Mr. Icahn.

John Dionne

Mr. John D. Dionne is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dionne has been a Senior Advisor of the Blackstone Group L.P., an investment firm, since July 2013 and a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Unit of the Harvard Business School since January 2014. Until he retired from his position as a Senior Managing Director at Blackstone in June 2013, Mr. Dionne was Global Head of its Private Equity Business Development and Investor Relations Groups and served as a member of Blackstone’s Private Equity Global Investment and Valuation Committees. Mr. Dionne originally joined Blackstone in 2004 as the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of the Blackstone Distressed Securities Fund. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Dionne was for several years a Partner and Portfolio Manager for Bennett Restructuring Funds, specializing in financially troubled companies, during which time he also served on several official and ad-hoc creditor committees. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant (inactive). Mr. Dionne currently serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc., an outdoor advertising company, where he is a member of the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Cengage Learning Holdings II, Inc., a company engaged in the business of providing education technology to schools, libraries, and workforce training markets worldwide, where he is as a member of the Audit Committee; Momentive Performance Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of chemicals and materials, where he is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee; and Pelmorex Media, Inc., a company engaged in the business of providing weather-related products, services and applications. He previously served as a member of the Boards of Directors of several companies and not-for-profit organizations. He is deemed a “financial expert” for purposes of serving on the audit committees of publicly-held companies.

Courtney Mather

Mr. Courtney Mather is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Mather has served as Portfolio Manager of Icahn Capital, the entity through which Carl C. Icahn manages investment funds, since December 2016, and was previously Managing Director of Icahn Capital from April 2014 to November 2016. Mr. Mather is responsible for identifying, analyzing, and monitoring investment opportunities and portfolio companies for Icahn Capital. Prior to joining Icahn Capital, Mr. Mather was at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1998 to 2012, most recently as Managing Director responsible for Private Distressed Trading and Investing, where he focused on identifying and analyzing investment opportunities for both Goldman Sachs and clients. Mr. Mather has served as a director of: Cheniere Energy, Inc., an international energy company engaged in the production and marketing of liquefied natural gas, since May 2018; Newell Brands Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of a broad range of consumer products, since March 2018; Conduent Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing services, since December 2016; Herc Holdings Inc., an international provider of equipment rental and services, since June 2016; TER Holdings I, Inc. (formerly known as Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc.), a company engaged in real estate holdings, since February 2016; and Ferrous Resources Limited, an iron ore mining company with operations in Brazil, since June 2015. Mr. Mather was previously a director of: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. from October 2015 to March 2019; Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation from May 2015 to January 2017; Viskase Companies Inc. from June 2015 to March 2016; American Railcar Industries, Inc. from July 2014 to March 2016; CVR Refining, LP from May 2014 to March 2016; and CVR Energy, Inc. from May 2014 to March 2016.

James Nelson

Mr. James Nelson is Independent Director of the company. He has been a director of: Herbalife Nutrition Ltd., a nutrition company in which Mr. Icahn holds a non-controlling interest through the ownership of securities, since April 2014. Mr. Nelson has served as a Chief Executive Officer, director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Global Net Lease Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust, since March 2017. Mr. Nelson previously served as: a director and member of the Audit Committee of Icahn Enterprises L.P. and its general partner, Icahn Enterprises G.P., Inc., from June 2001 to March 2019; a director of IEH Auto Parts LLC from June 2015 to March 2019, an Icahn Enterprises’ subsidiary; a director of New York REIT, Inc. from November 2015 to June 2017; a director of Voltari Corporation from June 2011 through September 2015 (and, from January 2012 through September 2015, served as Chairman of its Board of Directors); a director of VII Peaks Co-Optivist Income BDC II, Inc. from November 2013 through August 2014; a director of Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation from April 2014 to August 2014; a director and member of the Audit Committee of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. from March 2010 to May 2014; a director of SITO Mobile, Ltd. from May 2013 to April 2014; a director and member of the Audit Committee of Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. from April 2010 through November 2013; a director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of directors of Cequel Communications from April 2008 to November 2012; and a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Viskase Companies, Inc. from April 2003 through April 2010.

Richard Schifter

Mr. Richard P. Schifter is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Schifter is a Senior Advisor and former partner at TPG Capital, LP, an investment company, from 1994 through 2013. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Schifter was a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in bankruptcy law and corporate restructuring. Mr. Schifter joined Arnold & Porter in 1979 and was a partner from 1986 through 1994. Mr. Schifter currently serves on the Boards of Directors and as the Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., an independent broker-dealer, and ProSight Specialty Insurance, a specialty insurance company. Mr. Schifter also serves on the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition, Mr. Schifter is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Jewish International Relations Institute and a member of the national advisory board of Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Non-Profits for Children). Mr. Schifter previously served on the Boards of Directors of American Airlines Group, Inc. from 2013 to 2018; Direct General Corporation from 2011 to 2016; American Beacon Advisors, Inc. from 2008 through 2015; Republic Airways, Inc. from 2009 through 2013; TIAA Bank, formerly known as EverBank Financial Corporation from 2010 to 2017; Ryanair Holdings, PLC from 1996 through 2003; America West Holdings Inc. from 1994 to 2005; US Airways Group Inc. from 2005 to 2006; and Midwest Airlines, Inc. from 2007 to 2009.