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 Executive Chairman of The Pritzker Organization, LLC (“TPO”), 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 (“TPO”), 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 and of the Latin School of Chicago. Mr. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council, the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship.
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.
Mackey J. McDonald has been a member of our board of directors since June 2009. Mr. McDonald served as a Senior Advisor to Crestview Partners, a private equity firm, from 2008 to 2019. 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.
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 (“True Partners”), 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.
Pamela M. Nicholson has been a member of our board of directors since March 2014. Ms. Nicholson served 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, from 2004 to 2019. Ms. Nicholson served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2013. Ms. Nicholson serves as a Director of the Humane Society of Missouri. She served as a Director of Enterprise Holdings, Inc. from 2004 to 2019 and as a Director of Energizer Holdings, Inc. from 2002 to 2014.
Jason Pritzker has been a member of our board of directors since March 2014. Mr. Pritzker serves as a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of The Pritzker Organization, LLC (“TPO”), 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 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, 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 Strategy Officer at Peloton Interactive, Inc. where he leads the company’s corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, 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. He also serves as a Director of the Illinois Venture Capital Association.
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. (“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 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.