Mark S. Hoplamazian was appointed to Hyatt Hotels Corporation’s board of directors in November 2006 and subsequently named president and chief executive officer in December 2006. Prior to his current position, Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization (TPO), the principal financial and investment advisor for 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. Hoplamazian previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York. He serves on the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) board of directors, the VF Corporation board of directors, the executive committee of the board of directors of World Business Chicago, and the Aspen Institute board of trustees as vice chairman. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Commercial Club of Chicago. He is also a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship.