Thomas J. Pritzker has been a member of our Board of Directors 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 Executive Chairman of The Pritzker Organization, LLC, the principal financial and investment advisor to certain Pritzker family business interests. He served as a Director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. until May 2020, as a Director of TransUnion Corp. 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 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 The Pritzker Organization, LLC, the principal financial and investment advisor to certain Pritzker family business interests. 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 served as Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association from January 2021 to December 2021, and serves on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Talent & Compensation and Finance committees of the Board of Directors of VF Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Brand USA and Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of World Business Chicago, and the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute. Mr. Hoplamazian is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council, a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship, and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago where he is also co-chair of the Civic Committee Public Safety Task Force.
Paul D. Ballew has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2017. Mr. Ballew currently serves as Chief Data and Analytics Officer for the National Football League. Mr. Ballew served as Senior Vice President, Data, Insights & Analytics at Loblaw Companies Limited from April 2019 to August 2021 and as Global Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Ford Motor Company from December 2014 to April 2019. 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 served as a Director of NeuStar, Inc. from June 2015 to June 2017.
Susan D. Kronick has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2009. Ms. Kronick currently serves as an advisor at Marvin Traub Associates, a retail business development firm, and served as an Operating Partner at the firm from 2012 to 2021. 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.
Cary D. McMillan has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2013. Mr. McMillan retired as the Chief Executive Officer of True Partners Consulting LLC, a nationwide provider of tax and financial consulting services, in 2020. Mr. McMillan co-founded True Partners in 2005. Prior to joining True Partners, 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 a Trustee of The Art Institute of Chicago, Millennium Park, and Window to the World Communications, Inc.
Heidi O’Neill has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 2023. Since March 2020, Ms. O’Neill has been serving as President of Consumer and Marketplace at Nike, Inc. where she is responsible for Nike’s Direct business, including all stores, e-commerce and apps globally. She also leads the Nike Brand’s four geographic operating regions: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa; Greater China; and Asia Pacific and Latin America, and is entrusted with leadership over Nike’s Global Sales organization. With more than 20 years of experience at Nike, Ms. O’Neill has held a variety of leadership roles, including President of Nike Direct, where she was responsible for Nike’s connection to its consumers globally through Nike’s retail and digital-commerce business, as well as leading Nike’s women’s business for seven years, growing the category into a multi-billion dollar business, and leading Nike’s North America apparel business as VP/GM. Ms. O’Neill previously served as a Director of SkullCandy, Inc. from August 2013 to October 2016, and currently serves as a Director of Spotify Technology S.A.
Jason Pritzker has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2014. Since 2018, Mr. Pritzker has served as a Managing Director, and since 2021 he has served as Vice Chairman, of The Pritzker Organization, LLC, the principal financial and investment advisor to certain Pritzker family business interests, where he focuses on partnering with, and investing in, best-in-class management teams across diverse industries and at all points in a company’s life cycle. Mr. Pritzker is Executive Chairman of TMS International and serves as a Director of Lithko Contracting LLC and Omni Logistics. Mr. Pritzker previously worked for The Marmon Group and as an analyst for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Pritzker is the son of Mr. Thomas J. Pritzker, our Executive Chairman.
Michael A. Rocca has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2008. From 1994 until his retirement in 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, including Vice President, Treasurer and Vice President, Finance Europe, with Honeywell Inc., a diversified technology and manufacturing company. Mr. Rocca previously served as a Director of Lawson Software, Inc. from 2003 to 2011 and St. Jude Medical Inc. from 2004 to 2017.
Dion Camp Sanders has been a member of our Board of Directors since September 2021. Mr. Sanders is Chief Emerging Business Officer at Peloton Interactive, Inc., where he leads the company’s retail, commercial, corporate wellness, and international lines of business in addition to its mergers and acquisitions, PMO, and ESG functions. Prior to joining Peloton in January 2019, Mr. Sanders served as EVP, Corporate Development at Leaf Group, Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company. Prior to Leaf Group, Mr. Sanders served as VP, Emerging Businesses at The Walt Disney Company from March 2012 to July 2016. Prior to Disney, Mr. Sanders held various positions within the consumer internet, renewable energy, and digital media sectors, including five years within operating businesses of IAC/InterActiveCorp.
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 ESI Lighting, Inc., Polymer Holding Corporation, QMI Holdings, Inc., and All Glass & Windows Holdings, Inc.
James H. Wooten, Jr. has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2011. Mr. Wooten served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Illinois Tool Works Inc., 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 Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. He served as a Director of Morae Global Corporation from 2015 to 2019. Mr. Wooten currently serves as a Senior Director of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and a Director of Window to the World Communications, Inc.