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SeaWorld Entertainment Inc (SEAS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yoshikazu Maruyama

47 2018 Executive Chairman of the Board

Gustavo Antorcha

44 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Marc Swanson

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Elizabeth Gulacsy

44 2017 Chief Accounting Officer

G. Anthony Taylor

53 2015 Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Walter Bogumil

2018 Chief Strategy Officer

Christopher Dold

45 2016 Chief Zoological Officer

Donald Robinson

65 2017 Lead Independent Director

Ronald Bension

63 2016 Independent Director

William Gray

66 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Moloney

74 2015 Independent Director

Scott Ross

38 2017 Independent Director

Deborah Thomas

54 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yoshikazu Maruyama

Mr. Yoshikazu Maruyama is Executive Chairman of the Board of the company. Yoshikazu Maruyama has served as interim Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since February 2018. He has been a director of the Company since June 2017 and became Chairperson of the Board of Directors in October 2017. Mr. Maruyama provides select leisure advisory services to ZHG Group, a leading real estate development and diversified leisure and tourism company in Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Maruyama served as Global Head of Location Based Entertainment for DreamWorks Animation SKG, where he served from August 2010 until March 2017. From June 2004 to January 2009, he served as Chief Strategy Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors of USJ Co., Ltd, owner and operator of Universal Studios Japan theme park. Mr. Maruyama held multiple positions at Universal Parks and Resorts from June 1995 to June 2004, including Senior Vice President of International Business Development and Vice President of Strategic Planning. Mr. Maruyama took a hiatus from Universal Park & Resorts to support the startup of eToys, an online toy retailer in 1999. Mr. Maruyama also served as a Financial Analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. from July 1992 to June 1995. Mr. Maruyama holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from Columbia University in New York.

Gustavo Antorcha

Mr. Gustavo Antorcha is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company, effective on February 18, 2019. He joins the Company from Carnival Cruise Lines, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC, the world’s largest leisure travel company, where he most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Antorcha joined Carnival Cruise Lines in 2010 as Senior Vice President Guest Commerce and also served as Senior Vice President Hotel Operations. Prior to Carnival Cruise Lines, Mr. Antorcha was a Partner and Managing Director of The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm he joined in 1996. Mr. Antorcha received a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Duke University.

Marc Swanson

Mr. Marc G. Swanson, CPA., serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Marc G. Swanson was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company in August 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Swanson had served as our Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and served as interim Chief Financial Officer from June 2015 until September 2015 and as interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from August 1, 2017 until his permanent appointment later that same month. Previously, he was Vice President Performance Management and Corporate Controller of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from 2011 to 2012, the Corporate Controller of Busch Entertainment Corporation from 2008 to 2011 and the Vice President of Finance of Sesame Place from 2004 to 2008. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Orlando Science Center. Mr. Swanson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University, and is a CPA.

Elizabeth Gulacsy

Ms. Elizabeth C. Gulacsy serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Elizabeth C. Gulacsy was appointed Chief Accounting Officer of the Company in August 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Gulacsy served as Corporate Vice President, Financial Reporting since 2016 and Director, Financial Reporting from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining the Company, from 2011 to 2013, Ms. Gulacsy served as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller for Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., from 2006 to 2011 she served as their Director of Corporate Accounting and from 2002 to 2006 as their Assistant Controller. Prior to that time, Ms. Gulacsy was an Audit Manager for Ernst & Young LLP. Ms. Gulacsy is a member of the Board of Directors for the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Ms. Gulacsy holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Florida and is a CPA.

G. Anthony Taylor

Mr. G. Anthony Taylor is Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. G. Anthony (Tony) Taylor has been our Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2010. In addition, from March 2013 until November 2015, Mr. Taylor led the Company’s Corporate Affairs group, which includes Industry & Governmental Affairs, Corporate Communications, Community Affairs, Risk Management and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Taylor held the position of Associate General Counsel of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. from 2000 to 2010, and was a Principal at Blumenfeld Kaplan in St. Louis from 1993 to 2000. He holds bachelors’ degrees in political science and speech communication from the University of Missouri and a juris doctor degree from Washington University.

Walter Bogumil

Mr. Walter Bogumil is appointed as Chief Strategy Officer of the company effective June 18, 2018. He most recently served as Affinity Gaming's Interim Chief Executive Officer. Before being appointed to that role in April 2018, he was Affinity's Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer beginning inMarch 2015. Previously, he was Vice President, Financial Analysis, at Penn National Gaming fromApril 2002to March 2015. He has also held previous roles in the theme park and resort industries. Mr. Bogumil holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Central Florida and a master's degree in business administration from Rollins College.

Christopher Dold

Dr. Christopher (Chris) Dold is appointed as Chief Zoological Officer of the Company in April 2016. Prior to that, Christopher (Chris) Dold has been our Chief Zoological Officer since April 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Dold served as Vice President, Veterinary Services from October 2009 until April 2016 and Senior Veterinarian at SeaWorld Orlando from October 2005 to September 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Dold was a National Academies-National Research Council Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow with the US Navy Marine Mammal Program, and completed a University of California-Davis Internship in Marine Mammal Medicine and Pathology at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California. Dr. Dold is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, European Association for Aquatic Mammals, and the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Dr. Dold received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Donald Robinson

Mr. Donald C. Robinson is no longer Lead Independent Director of the Company, effective June 2019. Donald C. Robinson has been a director of the Company since June 2016 and was appointed independent Lead Director in October 2017. Mr. Robinson currently owns a hospitality consulting firm, Potcake Holdings, LLC, which is involved in a variety of consulting roles. Prior to that, Mr. Robinson served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of All Aboard Florida, the country’s first privately owned intercity passenger rail system that will connect South Florida to Orlando, where he served from March 2012 until December 2014. From February 2006 to September 2012, he served as President of Baha Mar Ltd., a luxury resort company. Previously, Mr. Robinson served in various capacities for The Walt Disney Company from June 1972 to January 2006, including as Group Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Hong Kong Disneyland from 2001 to 2006, as Senior Vice President of Operations at Walt Disney World Operations from 1998 to 2001, as Senior Vice President/Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts from 1995 to 1998, and as Opening General Manager of Disney’s All-Star Resorts, Walt Disney World, from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Robinson currently serves as a director of Denny’s Corporation. Mr. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Central Florida, and completed coursework through the Master’s in Business Administration program at Rollins College.

Ronald Bension

Mr. Ronald Bension is Independent Director of the Company. Ronald Bension has been a director of the Company since April 2016.

William Gray

Mr. William Gray is Independent Director of the Company. William Gray has been a director of the Company since December 2014. He currently serves as co-founder and director of Hulls Highway, Inc., a consulting firm. Mr. Gray has also been a Senior Advisor to The Blackstone Group L.P. since 2010. Mr. Gray served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Ogilvy North America of Ogilvy & Mather Inc. from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Gray served as the President of Ogilvy & Mather Inc. from 1997 to 2005. Mr. Gray also served as Managing Director of Ogilvy Advertising New York from 1994 to 1996 and held other positions of increasing responsibility from the time he joined Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. as an Assistant Account Executive in 1978. Mr. Gray currently serves on the board of directors of HealthMarkets, Inc. and served on the board of Harleysville Group Insurance from 2007 to 2011, the board of trustees of The Century Family of Mutual Funds from 2006 to 2018 and the board of directors of Zinio Group. He has also been a trustee of the New York Public Library since 1997. Mr. Gray received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a B.A. from Harvard University. received an M.B.A. from University of Virginia and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Thomas Moloney

Mr. Thomas Moloney is Independent Director of the Company. Thomas E. Moloney has been a director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Moloney served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of MSC—Medical Services Company (“MSC”) from December 2007 to March 2008. He retired as the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. in December 2004. He had served in that position since 1992. Mr. Moloney served in various other roles at John Hancock Financial Services, Inc. during his tenure from 1965 to 1992, including Vice President, Controller, and Senior Accountant. Mr. Moloney also previously served as a director of MSC from 2005 to 2012. Mr. Moloney serves on the Board of Directors of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE) and also serves on the boards of Nashoba Learning Group and the Boston Children’s Museum (past Chairperson), both non-profit organizations. Mr. Moloney received a B.A. in Accounting from Bentley University and holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification (Silver Level) from the American College of Corporate Directors Group

Scott Ross

Mr. Scott I. Ross is Independent Director of the company. Scott I. Ross has been a director of the Company since November 2017. Mr. Ross is the Managing Partner and founder of Hill Path. Prior to founding Hill Path in 2014, Mr. Ross served as a Partner at Apollo Global Management, LLC, a firm he joined in 2004, where he was responsible for leading private equity and debt investments in the lodging, leisure, entertainment, consumer and business services sectors. Mr. Ross also held various investment roles at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Shumway Capital Partners. Mr. Ross is a director of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. and previously served as a director of CEC Entertainment, Inc. (parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s) and EVERTEC, Inc. Mr. Ross graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Deborah Thomas

Ms. Deborah M. Thomas, CPA., is no longer Independent Director of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., effective June 2019. Deborah M. Thomas has been a director of the Company since November 2013. Ms. Thomas currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Hasbro, Inc. Prior to her appointment in 2009 as Hasbro’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Thomas served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Finance for Hasbro from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Thomas also served as Hasbro’s Corporate Controller and has held positions of increasing responsibility since joining Hasbro’s Finance Department in 1998. Prior to joining Hasbro, Ms. Thomas held Assurance positions at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP from 1986 through 1998, in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Ms. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree from Providence College, where she currently serves on the President’s Advisory Council, and is a CPA.

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