Jonathan S. Halkyard
Jonathan S. Halkyard has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Extended Stay America Inc., the largest owner/operator of company branded hotels in North America, since January 2018. His prior roles with Extended Stay America were as Chief Financial Officer from January 2015 until January 2018 and as Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 until January 2015. From July 2012 to September 2013, Mr. Halkyard served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NV Energy, Inc., a holding company providing energy services and products in Nevada, and its wholly owned utility subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company. Mr. Halkyard served as Executive Vice President of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (formerly known as Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.), one of the largest casino entertainment providers in the world (“Caesars”), from July 2005 until May 2012, and Chief Financial Officer from August 2006 until May 2012. Previously, Mr. Halkyard served Caesars as Treasurer from November 2003 through July 2010, Vice President from November 2002 to July 2005, Assistant General Manager-Harrah’s Las Vegas from May 2002 until November 2002 and Vice President and Assistant General Manager- Harrah’s Lake Tahoe from September 2001 to May 2002. Mr. Halkyard has served on our Board of Directors since October 2011. Mr. Halkyard brings substantial leadership, strategic, hospitality, governance, financial, operational, entertainment/gaming and food and beverage experience to our Board of Directors.