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Hyatt Hotels Corp (H.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Pritzker

68 2006 Executive Chairman of the Board

Mark Hoplamazian

55 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joan Bottarini

47 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Malaika Myers

51 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President

Margaret Egan

49 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

H. Charles Floyd

59 2014 Executive Vice President, Global President - Operations

Peter Fulton

61 2012 Executive Vice President, Group President - EAME/SW Asia

Peter Sears

54 2014 Executive Vice President, Group President – Americas

David Udell

58 2014 Executive Vice President ; Group president - ASPAC

Mark Vondrasek

51 2018 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Elizabeth Bauer

38 2019 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Bradley O'Bryan

2019 Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Investor Relations and Corporate Finance

Jason Pritzker

39 2014 Director

Paul Ballew

55 2017 Independent Director

Susan Kronick

67 2009 Independent Director

Mackey McDonald

72 2009 Independent Director

Cary McMillan

61 2013 Independent Director

Pamela Nicholson

59 2014 Independent Director

Michael Rocca

74 2008 Independent Director

Richard Tuttle

63 2004 Independent Director

James Wooten

70 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Pritzker

Mr. Thomas J. Pritzker is an Executive Chairman of the Board of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Thomas J. Pritzker has been a member of our board of directors since August 2004 and our Executive Chairman since August 2004. Mr. Pritzker served as our Chief Executive Officer from August 2004 to December 2006. Mr. Pritzker was appointed President of Hyatt Corporation in 1980 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Corporation from 1999 to December 2006. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Pritzker Organization, L.L.C. (“TPO”), the principal financial and investment advisor to certain Pritzker family business interests. Mr. Pritzker served as our Chief Executive Officer from August 2004 to December 2006. Mr. Pritzker was appointed President of Hyatt Corporation in 1980 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Corporation from 1999 to December 2006. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TPO. Mr. Pritzker also serves as a Director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. He served as a Director of TransUnion Corp., a credit reporting service company, until June 2010 and as Chairman of Marmon Holdings, Inc. until March 2014. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic & International Studies; Director and Vice President of The Pritzker Foundation, a charitable foundation; Director and President of the Pritzker Family Philanthropic Fund, a charitable organization; and Director, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, a charitable foundation which established The Pritzker Architecture Prize. Mr. Pritzker is the father of Mr. Jason Pritzker, who is also a member of our board of directors.

Mark Hoplamazian

Mr. Mark S. Hoplamazian is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Mark S. Hoplamazian was appointed to our board of directors in November 2006 and named President and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation in December 2006. Prior to being appointed to his present position, Mr. Hoplamazian served as President of TPO. During his 17 year tenure with TPO he served as advisor to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corporation and its predecessors. He previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York. Mr. Hoplamazian was appointed to the VF Corporation board of directors in February 2015, and serves on the Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, the Council on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Executive Committee of the board of directors of World Business Chicago, the board of directors of New Schools for Chicago and of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute and of the Latin School of Chicago. Mr. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Commercial Club of Chicago and is a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship. As Hyatt’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Hoplamazian provides our board of directors with valuable insight regarding Hyatt’s operations, management team, colleagues and culture, as a result of his day-to-day involvement in the operations of the business, and he performs a critical role in board discussions regarding strategic planning and development for the Company. The board of directors also benefits from Mr. Hoplamazian’s historical knowledge of Hyatt based on his experience advising Hyatt on business and financial matters in his various prior roles at TPO. Mr. Hoplamazian is financially sophisticated and also has significant mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance experience.

Joan Bottarini

Ms. Joan Bottarini is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Bottarini has been with Hyatt since 1999 and held a number of finance positions over her career, including vice president of hotel finance for Asia Pacific, vice president strategic financial planning and analysis, and director financial communications. Ms. Bottarini served as Vice President, Hotel Finance—Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) of the Company from 2014 to 2016 and as Vice President, Strategic Financial Planning and Analysis of the Company from 2007 to 2014. Prior to her roles at Hyatt, Ms. Bottarini served as the Controller - Development at Essex Property Trust and an Assurance Manager at KPMG LLP.

Malaika Myers

Ms. Malaika L. Myers is the Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Vice President of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, effective September 5, 2017. Prior to assuming her role at Hyatt, Ms. Myers most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Jarden Corporation, a $10 billion global consumer products company, where she was responsible for the effectiveness of human resources strategies and programs for Jarden Corporation worldwide. Prior to Jarden, Ms. Myers served as Chief Human Resources Officer for Arysta LifeScience, a global agricultural chemical company. Malaika served in various senior management roles at Diageo PLC, PepsiCo, including Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, and the PepsiCo Corporate Organization. Ms. Myers began her career with FMC Corporation.

Margaret Egan

Ms. Margaret C. Egan is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, since January 2018. Ms. Egan is responsible for Hyatt’s global legal and corporate services. Ms. Egan served as interim General Counsel and Secretary of the Company from October 2017 to January 2018 and previously served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Hyatt from March 2013 to January 2018 overseeing the Company’s legal global transactions teams. From October 2003 to March 2013, Ms. Egan held a series of increasingly responsible positions at Hyatt. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Ms. Egan practiced law in the litigation practice group of DLA Piper in Chicago, Illinois from 1996 to 2000 and again from 2002 to 2003 and also held a position as Attorney Advisor with the United States Department of Justice in London, United Kingdom from January 2001 to January 2002.

H. Charles Floyd

Mr. H. Charles Floyd is an Executive Vice President, Global President - Operations of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Floyd was appointed Executive Vice President, Global President of Operations in August 2014. In this role, Mr. Floyd leads and develops Hyatt’s shared operation services organization known as the GOC and is responsible for the successful operation of Hyatt’s hotels globally. Mr. Floyd is also responsible for ensuring operating efficiency in the roll-out of new innovations, unifying the Company's global operations, and overseeing the Company’s information technology resources, worldwide sales organization and call centers. The Group Presidents for each of Hyatt’s three regions report to Mr. Floyd. Prior to his current role, Mr. Floyd was Executive Vice President, Group President—Global Operations Center from October 2012. Mr. Floyd has been with us since 1981. Mr. Floyd served as our Chief Operating Officer—North America from January 2006. In this role he was responsible for management of our full service hotels and resorts as well as the Hyatt Place and the Hyatt House brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. In addition, he oversaw Hyatt Residential Group, Inc. (formerly known as Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc.) and the Franchise Owner Relations Group, which supports both full service and select service and extended stay franchisees. He also oversaw various corporate functions for North America, including sales, human resources, product and design, rooms, food and beverage and engineering. Since joining Hyatt, Mr. Floyd served in a number of senior positions, including Executive Vice President—North America Operations and Senior Vice President of Sales, as well as various managing director and general manager roles.

Peter Fulton

Mr. Peter Fulton is an Executive Vice President, Group President - EAME/SW Asia of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Fultan was appointed Executive Vice President, Group President—EAME/SW Asia in October 2012. Mr. Fulton is responsible for overseeing hotels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Central Asia and Nepal. In 1983, Mr. Fulton embarked on his career with Hyatt International as Food & Beverage Manager at Hyatt Regency Auckland. For the next nine years, he filled senior food and beverage positions at Hyatt properties in Dubai, Canberra and Macau before receiving his first appointment as Manager at Hyatt Regency Acapulco. In 1994, Mr. Fulton was appointed General Manager of the same hotel. Three years later, Mr. Fulton was appointed General Manager at Hyatt Regency Delhi, where he remained until assuming the position of General Manager of Grand Hyatt Dubai. From 2001 until February 2008, Mr. Fulton oversaw Grand Hyatt Dubai, the largest 5-star hotel in the region, which opened in March 2003. From February 2008 until October 2012, Mr. Fulton was the Managing Director South West Asia. Prior to Hyatt, Mr. Fulton worked for Travelodge in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, Claridges Hotel in London, and Le Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Peter Sears

Mr. Peter Sears is an Executive Vice President, Group President – Americas of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Sears was appointed Executive Vice President, Group President—Americas in September 2014. Mr. Sears is responsible for the growth and successful operation of Hyatt’s portfolio in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Vice President, Operations for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sears began his career with Hyatt as a corporate trainee at Hyatt Regency San Antonio in 1987, and went on to hold numerous positions of increasing operational responsibility. These positions included serving as general manager of five full service hotels in North America at properties located in San Francisco, Orange County, and Lake Tahoe. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President of Field Operations for the Central Region, and in 2009, became Senior Vice President, Operations for North America.

David Udell

Mr. David Udell is an Executive Vice President, Group President – ASPAC of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Udell was appointed as Executive Vice President, Group President—ASPAC in July 2014. Mr. Udell is responsible for overseeing hotels in Southeast Asia, Greater China, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Micronesia. Prior to his current role, Mr. Udell was the Senior Vice President, Operations for the GOC. Mr. Udell has also served as Senior Vice President—Operations, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for overseeing the operation of 55 hotels within the region. Over the last 32 years, Mr. Udell has held senior management positions in Hyatt properties in Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 1992, he was appointed opening General Manager of Park Hyatt Tokyo and in 1996, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Mr. Udell is a 1982 graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y. He began his career with Hyatt as a Corporate Management Trainee at Hyatt Regency Singapore in 1982.

Mark Vondrasek

Mr. Mark Vondrasek is the Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Vondrasek oversees global sales, revenue management, distribution strategy, corporate marketing, brands, communications, digital, consumer insights, global contact centers, and the World of Hyatt loyalty platform. He is also charged with integrating and scaling new business opportunities, products and services, including Miraval and Exhale. Mr. Vondrasek joined Hyatt in September 2017 with 15 years of hospitality leadership experience at Starwood Hotels and Resorts, where he most recently served in a similar role as Senior Vice President, Commercial Services Officer. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, he spent 10 years in the Financial Services industry, overseeing operational teams at Fidelity Investments and Kemper Financial Services. He serves on the Board of Directors of Affinion Group Holdings, a global leader in loyalty and customer engagement.

Elizabeth Bauer

Ms. Elizabeth M. Bauer is Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. She has served as Viceo longer President, Americas Corporate Finance of the Company since April 2017. Prior to that position, Ms. Bauer served as Vice President, SEC and Financial Reporting of the Company from September 2014 to April 2017 and as Director of Global Policies and Procedures of the Company from November 2011 to September 2014. Prior to her roles at the Company, Ms. Bauer served as a Senior Manager at KPMG. Ms. Bauer holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Bradley O'Bryan

Jason Pritzker

Mr. Jason Pritzker is the Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Pritzker has been a member of our board of directors since March 2014. Mr. Pritzker serves as an investment professional at TPO. Mr. Pritzker co-founded Yapmo.com, a software as a service company, where he also served as President from 2011 to 2013 and as a Director until March 2016. Mr. Pritzker also co-founded Visible Vote LLC, a mobile software company, where he served as President from March 2009 until May 2012. Mr. Pritzker is a Director of TMS International Corporation and Lithko Contracting LLC. Mr. Pritzker previously worked for Webb Wheel Products, a subsidiary of The Marmon Group, and as an analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Pritzker is the son of Mr. Thomas J. Pritzker, our Executive Chairman. The board of directors values Mr. Pritzker’s expanding relationships with many of the owners and developers of our hotels around the world as we strive to maintain valuable relationships, pursue new opportunities and enter into new management and franchise agreements.

Paul Ballew

Mr. Paul D. Ballew is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Ballew has been a member of our board of directors since March 2017. Since December 2014, Mr. Ballew has served as Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer at the Ford Motor Company, a global automotive and mobility company, where he leads Ford’s global data and analytics teams, including development of new capabilities supporting connectivity, autonomy and smart mobility. Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Ballew held senior positions in data and customer analytics at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, General Motors Corporation, and JD Power Associates. Mr. Ballew is also a former Research Officer and Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Mr. Ballew serves as a Director of NeuStar, Inc. Mr. Ballew brings to our board of directors extensive experience in customer analytics, data operations and strategy. Mr. Ballew also provides valuable insight regarding the future technological needs of Hyatt and the hospitality industry. Through his years of executive and technological leadership, Mr. Ballew provides the board with operations and technology experience, as well as important perspectives on innovation, management development, and global challenges and opportunities. Additionally, Mr. Ballew is sophisticated in financial and accounting matters.

Susan Kronick

Ms. Susan D. Kronick is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, since June 2009. Ms. Kronick has been an Operating Partner at Marvin Traub Associates, a retail business development firm, since 2012. From March 2003 until March 2010, Ms. Kronick served as Vice Chair of Macy’s, Inc., the operator of Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s department stores. Ms. Kronick served as Group President, Regional Department Stores of Macy’s, Inc. from April 2001 to February 2003; prior thereto she served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s Florida from June 1997 to March 2001. Ms. Kronick serves as a Director of American Airlines Group Inc. Ms. Kronick served as a Director of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from March 1999 to February 2010. Ms. Kronick brings to our board of directors a strong background in marketing and experience in building industry leading brands as a result of the various management positions she has held with Macy’s, Inc., most recently as Vice Chair. As a result of her positions with Macy’s, Inc., Ms. Kronick also has gained valuable financial and operations experience. Additionally, she contributes to the gender diversity of the board of directors.

Mackey McDonald

Mr. Mackey J. McDonald is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, since June 2009. Mr. Mackey J. McDonald has been a member of our board of directors since June 2009. Mr. McDonald has served as a Senior Advisor to Crestview Partners, a private equity firm, since 2008. Mr. McDonald served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of VF Corporation, an apparel manufacturer, from 1998 until his retirement in August 2008. From 1996 to 2006, he was the President of VF Corporation and prior thereto he served as VF Group Vice President. Mr. McDonald is a Director of Bernhardt Industries, Inc. Mr. McDonald served as a Director of The Kraft Heinz Company from 2015 to 2018, as a Director of Kraft Foods, Inc. from 2012 to 2015, as a Director of Wells Fargo & Company (formerly Wachovia Corporation) from 1997 to 2012, as a Director of VF Corporation from 1993 to 2008, as a Director of The Hershey Company from 1996 to 2007, and as a Director of Tyco International Ltd. from 2002 to 2007. Mr. McDonald brings to our board of directors deep management and operations experience as well as experience building internationally recognized brands as a result of his leadership positions with VF Corporation. The board of directors also values Mr. McDonald’s experience as a chief executive officer and significant public company board of directors and executive compensation experience, including his former service on the Human Resources Committee of Wells Fargo & Company (formerly Wachovia Corporation) and former service as Chairman of the Compensation and Human Resources Committee of Tyco International Ltd. and on the Compensation and Executive Organization Committee of The Hershey Company.

Cary McMillan

Mr. Cary D. McMillan is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corp. Mr. McMillan has been a member of our board of directors since June 2013. Mr. McMillan is the Chief Executive Officer of True Partners Consulting LLC, a nationwide provider of tax and financial consulting services, headquartered in Chicago. Mr. McMillan co-founded True Partners Consulting LLC in 2005. Prior to joining True Partners Consulting LLC, he was Executive Vice President of Sara Lee Corporation, Chief Executive Officer of Sara Lee Branded Apparel and a member of Sara Lee Corporation’s board of directors. Before joining Sara Lee in 1999 as its Chief Financial Officer, he was managing partner of Arthur Andersen’s Chicago office. Mr. McMillan serves as a Director of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. He served as a Director of Hewitt Associates from 2002 to 2010 and of McDonald’s Corporation from 2003 to 2015. He is also active in the Chicago non-profit community. He currently is the Chairman of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Vice Chairman of The Art Institute of Chicago; and a Trustee of Millennium Park and WTTW. Mr. McMillan brings to our board of directors extensive management and operations experience as a senior executive at a global, complex consumer brand company. The board of directors values Mr. McMillan’s knowledge of strategy and business development, finance and accounting skills and international operations experience. Mr. McMillan is also a certified public accountant and an audit committee financial expert. His experience as a former audit partner with Arthur Andersen LLP, as well as his service on the Audit Committee of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. and prior service on the Audit Committee of McDonald’s Corporation, provides him with extensive knowledge of financial and accounting issues.

Pamela Nicholson

Ms. Pamela M. Nicholson is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Ms. Pamela M. Nicholson has been a member of our board of directors since March 2014. Ms. Nicholson currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., an auto rental and leasing company that operates Alamo Rent A Car, National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Ms. Nicholson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Nicholson also serves as a Director of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and the Humane Society of Missouri. She served as a Director of Energizer Holdings, Inc. from 2002 to 2014. Ms. Nicholson brings to the board significant senior executive and operations experience at a major, multi-national company in the travel industry, with demonstrated success in achieving high levels of customer satisfaction. The board also values Ms. Nicholson’s experience as public company director. Ms. Nicholson also contributes to the gender diversity of the board.

Michael Rocca

Mr. Michael A. Rocca is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, since March 2008. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Rocca has been a member of our board of directors since March 2008. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Rocca served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mallinckrodt Inc., a pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturer. Prior to 1994, Mr. Rocca served in a variety of finance positions with Honeywell Inc., a diversified technology and manufacturing company, including Vice President, Treasurer and Vice President, Finance Europe. Mr. Rocca previously served as a Director of Lawson Software, Inc. from 2003 to 2011 and St. Jude Medical Inc. from 2004 to 2017. Mr. Rocca is an audit committee financial expert and has extensive experience chairing public company audit committees. His background as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mallinckrodt Inc., various finance positions with Honeywell Inc. and overall financial and accounting expertise make Mr. Rocca particularly well-suited to assist our board of directors with its oversight responsibilities regarding Hyatt’s financial statements and its financial reporting and disclosure practices.

Richard Tuttle

Mr. Richard C. Tuttle is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation, since December 2004. Mr. Richard C. Tuttle has been a member of our board of directors since December 2004. Mr. Tuttle is a founding Principal at Prospect Partners, LLC, a lower-middle-market private equity firm, and has held this position since 1998. Prior to founding Prospect Partners, he was Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Health Care & Retirement Corp., now Manor Care, Inc., a healthcare services company. He served as a Director of Cable Design Technologies, Inc., now Belden Inc., for 17 years. Mr. Tuttle is Chairman of the boards of directors of Velvac Holdings, Inc., ESI Lighting, Inc., Tender Products Corporation, Polymer Holding Corporation, World Data Products, Inc. and All Glass & Windows Holdings, Inc. Mr. Tuttle contributes to our board of directors’ expertise in financing transactions and experience in working with operating companies and management teams as a result of his 30 years of experience in private equity. Having served as a director of the Company for thirteen years, Mr. Tuttle’s long-standing knowledge of and familiarity with Hyatt and our operations benefits the board of directors. Additionally, he is sophisticated in financial and accounting matters.

James Wooten

Mr. James H. Wooten, Jr., is an Independent Director of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. James H. Wooten, Jr. served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“ITW”), a worldwide manufacturer of engineered products and equipment from 2006 until his retirement in 2012. Mr. Wooten joined ITW in 1988 as Senior Attorney. He was named Associate General Counsel in 2000, and in 2005, he was promoted to Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining ITW, Mr. Wooten practiced law at the firm of Gardner, Carton & Douglas, which is currently part of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. Mr. Wooten currently serves as a Director of Morae Legal Corporation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Window to the World Communications, Inc. and Congo Square Theatre. He also serves on the Audit Committee of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Mr. Wooten brings to our board of directors extensive experience as an executive officer of a Fortune 200 company. Throughout his more than 20 years with ITW, Mr. Wooten developed deep expertise and experience in the areas of risk assessment and management, SEC reporting issues and the general financial and operational aspects of managing a global enterprise. The board of directors also values Mr. Wooten’s experience on various private and not-for-profit company boards of directors and committees. As an African-American, Mr. Wooten contributes to the diversity of the board of directors.