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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yoshikazu Maruyama

46 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

John Reilly

49 2018 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Parks Operations Officer

Marc Swanson

46 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Jack Roddy

49 2016 Chief Human Resources & Culture Officer

Elizabeth Gulacsy

39 2017 Chief Accounting Officer

Denise Godreau

2017 Chief Marketing Officer

G. Anthony Taylor

52 2015 Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Christopher Dold

44 2016 Chief Zoological Officer

Donald Robinson

64 2017 Lead Independent Director

Yongli Wang

46 2017 Director

Ronald Bension

62 2016 Independent Director

William Gray

65 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Moloney

73 2015 Independent Director

Scott Ross

34 2017 Independent Director

Deborah Thomas

53 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yoshikazu Maruyama

Mr. Yoshikazu Maruyama is Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. He recently joined the Zhonghong Group, a leading real estate development and diversified leisure and tourism company in Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Maruyama served as Global Head of Location Based Entertainment for DreamWorks Animation SKG, where he served from August 2010 until March 2017. From June 2004 to January 2009, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors of USJ Co., Ltd, owner and operator of Universal Studios Japan theme park. Mr. Maruyama held multiple positions at Universal Parks and Resorts from June 1995 to June 2004, including as Senior Vice President of International Business Development and Vice President of Strategic Planning. Mr. Maruyama took a hiatus from Universal Park & Resorts to support the startup of eToys, an online toy retailer in 1999. Mr. Maruyama also served as a Financial Analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. from July 1992 to June 1995. Mr. Maruyama holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York.

John Reilly

Mr. John T. Reilly is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Parks Operations Officer of the Company. He has been our Chief Parks Operations Officer since April 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Reilly served as Park President of SeaWorld San Diego from 2010 until April 2016 and Park President of Busch Gardens Williamsburg from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Reilly serves on the board of trustees of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of William & Mary.

Marc Swanson

Mr. Marc G. Swanson, CPA., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. He has been the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and served as interim Chief Financial Officer from June 2015 until September 2015 and as interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 1, 2017. Previously, he was Vice President, Performance Management and Corporate Controller of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from 2011 to 2012, the Corporate Controller of Busch Entertainment Corporation from 2008 to 2011 and the Vice President of Finance of Sesame Place from 2004 to 2008. He is a member of the board of directors of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and the board of trustees of the Orlando Science Center. Mr. Swanson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jack Roddy

Mr. Jack Roddy is Chief Human Resources & Culture Officer of the Company, since June 2016. His role is focused on engaging our 23,000 employee ambassadors in our company’s mission to create experiences that matter. Prior to joining the company, from 2012 through 2016, Mr. Roddy served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for Luxottica Inc.’s Americas business. From 2004 to 2012, he was with Starbucks Coffee Company, where he was Vice President, U.S. Partner Resources, and had previously served as Director of Organization Development. He has also served in a variety of senior human resources and organizational development roles for companies including 24 Hour Fitness, Johnson & Johnson, Mercer Delta Consulting, Novations Consulting Group, Accenture and Covey Leadership Center. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (Hawaii) and has a Masters of Arts from Columbia University.

Elizabeth Gulacsy

Ms. Elizabeth C. Gulacsy serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Gulacsy most recently served as Corporate Vice President, Financial Reporting, a position she was promoted to in 2016 after serving as Director, Financial Reporting, from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining SeaWorld, Ms. Gulacsy served from 2011 to 2013 as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller for Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., where she also served as Director of Corporate Accounting from 2006 to 2011, and Assistant Controller from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that time, Ms. Gulacsy was an Audit Manager for Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Gulacsy holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Denise Godreau

Ms. Denise L. Godreau is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. Godreau was appointed our Chief Marketing Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining the company, from 2011 through 2015, Ms. Godreau served as Chief Marketing Officer for Baha Mar Resorts Ltd. From 2009 to 2011, she was with Brandman University, where she was Vice Chancellor, Marketing and Communications. She has also served in a variety of senior marketing roles for companies including Walt Disney World Company, Blockbuster Entertainment, Pizza Hut and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Godreau received a B.S. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

G. Anthony Taylor

Mr. G. Anthony Taylor is Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. He has been our Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2010. In addition, from March 2013 until November 2015, Mr. Taylor led the Company’s Corporate Affairs group, which includes Industry & Governmental Affairs, Corporate Communications, Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Taylor held the position of Associate General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 2000 to 2010, and was a Principal at Blumenfeld Kaplan in St. Louis from 1993 to 2000. He holds bachelors’ degrees in political science and speech communication from the University of Missouri and a juris doctor degree from Washington University. .

Christopher Dold

Dr. Christopher (Chris) Dold is appointed as Chief Zoological Officer of the Company in April 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Dold has been our Chief Zoological Officer since April 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Dold served as Vice President, Veterinary Services from October 2009 until April 2016 and Senior Veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando from October 2005 to September 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Dold was a National Academies- National Research Council Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow with the US Navy Marine Mammal Program, and completed a University of California-Davis Internship in Marine Mammal Medicine and Pathology at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. Dr. Dold is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, European Association for Aquatic Mammals, and the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Dr. Dold received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Donald Robinson

Mr. Donald C. Robinson is re designated as Lead Independent Director of the Company effective October 9, 2017. Mr. Robinson has been a director of the Company since June 2016. Mr. Robinson currently owns a hospitality consulting firm, Potcake Holdings, LLC, which is involved in a variety of consulting roles. Prior to that, Mr. Robinson served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of All Aboard Florida, the country’s first privately owned intercity passenger rail system that will connect South Florida to Orlando, where he served from March 2012 until December 2014. From February 2006 to September 2012, he served as President of Baha Mar Ltd., a luxury resort company. Previously, Mr. Robinson served in various capacities for The Walt Disney Company from June 1972 to January 2006, including as Group Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Hong Kong Disneyland from 2001 to 2006, as Senior Vice President of Operations at Walt Disney World Operations from 1998 to 2001, as Senior Vice President/Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts from 1995 to 1998, and as Opening General Manager of Disney’s All-Star Resorts, Walt Disney World, from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Robinson currently serves as a director of Denny’s Corporation. Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Central Florida, and completed coursework through the Master’s in Business Administration program at Rollins College.

Yongli Wang

Mr. Yongli Wang is Director of the Company. He currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Zhonghong Group, where he is primarily responsible for overseeing all strategic and financial planning activities, particularly with regard to major investments in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Wang served as a Managing Director of Rothschild China, where he led several large cross-border merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions from 2015 to 2017. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Wang served as a Vice President for Royal DSM N.V., a global health, nutrition, and materials company headquartered in the Netherlands. Previously, Mr. Wang served as a Managing Director for HSBC China, where he executed multiple scale cross-border M&A transactions and initial public offerings, from 2010 to 2014. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Wang served as a Vice President and Head of Global Investment and M&A for Sinochem Group. Previously, Mr. Wang served in various capacities for Lanxess from 2003 to 2008, including as President and Founding CEO of Lanxess China and as Managing Director of Lanxess Hong Kong. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Wang served as a Director and Head of Strategy for Bayer China. Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Fudan University and a Masters in Business Administration from the Executive program at China Europe International Business School.

Ronald Bension

Mr. Ronald Bension is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bension has been a director of the Company since April 2016. Mr. Bension has been the President of House of Blues Entertainment, LLC at Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. since November 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of TicketsNow.com, Inc. from January 2010 to November 2010. During his more than 30-year career, he has led several major e-commerce, recreation and entertainment companies to financial and strategic success. Mr. Bension also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sportnet at Wasserman Media Group, LLC from February 2008 to June 2009, Chief Executive Officer of Tickets.com, Inc. from December 2001 to May 2006 and Chief Executive Officer of GameWorks, LLC from 1999 to 2001. Previously, he also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Studios Recreation Group, a unit of Universal Studios. Mr. Bension received Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles.

William Gray

Mr. William Gray is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director of the Company since December 2014. He currently serves as co-founder and director of Hulls Highway, Inc., a consulting firm. Mr. Gray has also been a Senior Advisor to The Blackstone Group L.P. since 2010. Mr. Gray served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America of Ogilvy & Mather Inc. from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Gray served as the President of Ogilvy & Mather Inc. from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Gray also served as Managing Director of Ogilvy Advertising New York from 1994 to 1996 and held other positions of increasing responsibility from the time he joined Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. as an Assistant Account Executive in 1978. Mr. Gray currently serves on the board of trustees of The Century Family of Mutual Funds and the New York Public Library and on the board of directors of HealthMarkets, Inc. Mr. Gray received an M.B.A. from University of Virginia and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Thomas Moloney

Mr. Thomas Moloney is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moloney has been a director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Moloney served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of MSC—Medical Services Company (“MSC”) from December 2007 to March 2008. He retired as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in December 2004. He had served in that position since 1992. Mr. Moloney served in various other roles at John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. during his tenure from 1965 to 1992, including Vice President, Controller, and Senior Accountant. Mr. Moloney also previously served as a director of MSC from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Moloney serves on the Board of Directors of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE) and also serves on the boards of Nashoba Learning Group and the Boston Children’s Museum (past Chairperson), both non-profit organizations. Mr. Moloney received a B.A. in Accounting from Bentley University and holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification (Silver Level) from the American College of Corporate Directors Group.

Scott Ross

Mr. Scott I. Ross is Independent Director of the company. He is the Managing Partner and founder of Hill Path. Prior to founding Hill Path in 2014, Mr. Ross served as a Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC, a firm he joined in 2004, where he was responsible for leading private equity and debt investments in the lodging, leisure, entertainment, consumer and business services sectors. Mr. Ross also held various investment roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Shumway Capital Investments. Mr. Ross is a director of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. and previously served as a director of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s) and EVERTEC, Inc.

Deborah Thomas

Ms. Deborah M. Thomas, CPA., is Independent Director of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Ms. Thomas has been a director of the Company since 2013. Ms. Thomas currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc. Prior to her appointment in 2009 as Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Thomas served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Finance for Hasbro from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Thomas also served as Hasbro’s Corporate Controller and has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Hasbro’s Finance Department in 1998. Prior to joining Hasbro, Ms. Thomas held Assurance positions at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP from 1986 through 1998, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Ms. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, where she currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council, and is a CPA.