Corporate Governance

Mark S. Hoplamazian

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. Mr. Hoplamazian previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York. He is a Director of the Board of VF Corporation, and member of their Talent & Compensation and Finance committees. Mr. Hoplamazian serves on the Executive Committee of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Board of Directors of Brand USA, and the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of World Business Chicago; the Chairman of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future; the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship. Mr. Hoplamazian is a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago and serving as the co-chair of the Committee’s Public Safety Task Force.