Board Of Directors
James Chambers is a Partner at Hill Path Capital LP, where he has worked since 2016. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Chambers worked at Apollo Global Management, Inc. where he evaluated and executed a wide range of investments across a variety of industries, particularly in the out-of-home entertainment, leisure and hospitality sectors. Prior to Apollo Global Management, Inc., Mr. Chambers worked in the Consumer / Retail Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co., Inc., where he advised consumer products, retail and restaurant companies on a variety of strategic and capital raising activities. Mr. Chambers currently serves on the board of directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:SEAS) and has previously served on the board of directors of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., CEC Entertainment (the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza), Principal Maritime Tankers Corp. and Principal Chemical Carriers, LLC. Mr. Chambers graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in Markets and Management. Mr. Chambers has served on our Board of Directors since December 2020. Mr. Chambers brings substantial strategic, investments, finance and governance experience to our Board of Directors.
Hamish A DoddsDirector
Mr. Dodds served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hard Rock International, an owner, operator, and franchisor of restaurants, hotels, casinos, and live music venues in over seventy countries, from 2004 until 2017. Mr. Dodds previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of CabCorp, a fully integrated beverage company in Central America, and as division president for PepsiCo Beverages covering South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Mr. Dodds is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and has served in a variety of general management and financial positions for PepsiCo, The Burton Group (now Arcadia Group) in the United Kingdom, and Overseas Containers, Ltd. Mr. Dodds serves on the board of directors of Pier 1 Imports, Inc. Mr. Dodds has served on our Board of Directors since April 2017. He brings substantial strategic, leadership, governance, finance, global, entertainment/gaming, consumer goods/food and beverage and operational experience to our Board of Directors.
Michael J. GriffithDirector
Michael J. Griffith served as President and Chief Executive Officer of EAT Club, Inc., the largest business-focused online lunch delivery company in the United States, from July 2016 until March 2018. Mr. Griffith served as Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard, Inc., a worldwide online, personal computer, console, handheld, and mobile game publisher from March 2010 to August 2016. Previously, Mr. Griffith served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, Inc., prior to its merging with Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., from June 2005 to March 2010. Prior to joining Activision, Mr. Griffith served in a number of executive level positions at The Procter & Gamble Company from 1981 to 2005, including President of the Global Beverage Division from 2002 to 2005, Vice President and General Manager of Coffee Products from 1999 to 2002, and Vice President and General Manager of Fabric & Home Care—Japan and Korea and Fabric & Home Care Strategic Planning—Asia from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Griffith serves on the board of directors of Central Garden & Pet Company. Mr. Griffith has served on our Board of Directors since October 2011. Mr. Griffith brings substantial leadership, strategic, financial, governance, marketing, e-commerce, amusements/gaming and consumer goods experience to our Board of Directors.Independent Director
Jonathan S. HalkyardDirector
Jonathan S. Halkyard served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Extended Stay America Inc., the largest owner/operator of company branded hotels in North America, from January 2018 until December 2019. 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 also serves on the board of directors of Shift4 Payments, Inc. 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.
John C. HockinDirectorJohn C. Hockin has served as Managing Director, Public Equity Investing, of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a global investment firm with over $200bn of assets under management, since April 2015. From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Hockin served as Co-head of Public Equity Investing, of Golden Gate Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm with over $12bn in committed capital under management. Previously he was Partner with J.H. Whitney & Co., a private equity firm founded in 1946, from 1995-2010, and Analyst with Morgan Stanley, a financial holding company providing various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions and individuals globally from 1993-1995. Mr. Hockin has served on our Board of Directors since May 2020. Mr. Hockin brings substantial leadership, strategic, investments, finance and governance experience to our Board of Directors.
Brian A. JenkinsChief Executive Officer
Brian A. Jenkins has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2018. From December 2006 until August 2018, he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From August 1996 until August 2006, he served in various capacities (most recently as Senior Vice President—Finance) at Six Flags, Inc., an amusement park operator. From March 1990 to August 1996, Mr. Jenkins served in various financial positions (most recently as Vice President of Corporate Planning and Business Development) with Foxmeyer Health Corporation, a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor.
Stephen M. KingChairman of the Board
Stephen M. King has served as our Chairman of the Board since June 2017. From September 2006 until August 2018, he served as our Chief Executive Officer. From March 2006 until September 2006, Mr. King served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1984 to 2006, he served in various capacities for Carlson Restaurants Worldwide Inc., a company that owns and operates casual dining restaurants worldwide, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Operating Officer and, most recently, as President and Chief Operating Officer of International. Mr. King also serves on the board of directors for Ruth’s Hospitality Group, Inc. Mr. King has served on our Board of Directors since September 2006. Mr. King brings substantial strategic, operational, food & beverage, global, marketing, information technology, governance, amusements/gaming, consumer insights, financial and leadership experience to our Board of Directors.
Patricia H. MuellerDirector
Patricia H. Mueller co-founded Mueller Retail Consulting, LLC (a company assisting retailers with branding, marketing, and interconnected retail strategies) in June 2016. From February 2011 to May 2016, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of The Home Depot, Inc. (the world's largest home improvement retailer). Ms. Mueller served as Vice President, Advertising of The Home Depot, Inc. from September 2009 to February 2011. Ms. Mueller also serves on the board of The Home Depot Foundation. Ms. Mueller previously served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising of The Sports Authority, Inc. from September 2006 to August 2009, Vice President of Advertising of American Signature, Inc. from September 2004 to August 2006 and held senior roles with Value Vision, Inc./ShopNBC from 1999 to 2004, including Senior Vice President TV Sales & Promotions, Senior Vice President Strategic Development and Senior Vice President Marketing & Programming. Ms. Mueller serves on the board of directors of Ross Stores, Inc. Ms. Mueller has served on our Board of Directors since April 2015 and brings substantial marketing, advertising, retail, leadership and e-commerce experience to our Board of Directors.
Kevin M. SheehanDirector
Kevin M. Sheehan served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games Corporation from August 2016 until June 2018. He continued on the Board until October 2018 and as an advisor until September 2018. From February 2015 to June 2016, Mr. Sheehan was the John J. Phelan, Jr. Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University. Mr. Sheehan served as President of NCL Corporation Ltd., a leading global cruise line operator (“Norwegian”), from August 2010 through January 2015 (and previously from August 2008 through March 2009) and Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian from November 2008 through January 2015. Mr. Sheehan also served as Chief Financial Officer of Norwegian from November 2007 until September 2010. Before joining Norwegian, Mr. Sheehan spent two and one-half years consulting to private equity firms including Cerberus Capital Management LP (2006-2007) and Clayton Dubilier & Rice (2005-2006). From August 2005 to January 2008, Mr. Sheehan served on the faculty of Adelphi University as Distinguished Visiting Professor—Accounting, Finance and Economics. Prior to that, Mr. Sheehan served a nine-year career with Cendant Corporation, most recently serving as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its Vehicle Services Division (including global responsibility for Avis Rent A Car, Budget Rent A Car, Budget Truck, PHH Fleet Management and Wright Express). Mr. Sheehan serves on the Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Audit Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee of New Media, Inc. (one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States) and served on the Board of Directors of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (an owner and operator of full-service restaurants and a leading producer and distributor of refrigerated and frozen foods) until 2017. In addition, Mr Sheehan serves on the board of directors of Hertz Corporation, Gannett Co., Inc., and Navistar International Corporation. Mr. Sheehan has served on our Board of Directors since October 2011. Mr. Sheehan brings substantial investment, financial, leadership, strategic, hospitality, global, consumer insights, marketing and gaming experience to our Board of Directors.
Ms. Storms has served as Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Content Strategy for NBC Sports Group, a division of NBCUniversal since March 2019, having previously served from October 2015 to February 2019 as Chief Marketing Officer for NBC Sports Group. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Global Sports Marketing at PepsiCo, Inc. where she developed and implemented an integrated global sports strategy across PepsiCo’s entire portfolio, including 22 flagship global billion-dollar brands. Previous to that role, Ms. Storms led sports strategy and property management for PepsiCo-owned Gatorade, where she managed the brand’s relationship with five professional sports leagues, college programs nationwide and many high-profile individual athletes. Before joining PepsiCo in 2009, she served in various marketing and programming leadership positions at Turner Broadcasting Systems and Turner Sports. During her fourteen year tenure at Turner, Ms. Storms held a succession of positions that culminated with her role as Senior Vice President of Turner Sports Marketing & Programming. Ms. Storms has served on our Board of Directors since April 2016 and brings substantial sports marketing, leadership, strategic, consumer insights, global, and food and beverage experience to our Board of Directors.