Investor Relations

Corporate Governance

Scott Ross , , , Chairman of the Board of the Directors

Mr. Ross is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hill Path Capital. Mr. Ross was previously a Partner at Apollo Management (which he joined in 2004) where he focused on private equity and debt investments in the lodging, leisure, entertainment, consumer and business services sectors. Prior to Apollo, Mr. Ross was a member of the Principal Investment Area in the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and a Member of the Principal Finance Group in the Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities Division of Goldman, Sachs & Company. Mr. Ross was employed by Shumway Capital Partners from August 2008 to September 2009. Mr. Ross currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp., Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., EVERTEC, Inc. and CEC Entertainment, Inc. (the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza). Mr. Ross graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.A. degree in Economics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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Ronald Bension , , , Director

Ronald Bension has been a director of the Company since April 2016. Mr. Bension has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ASM Global since March 2021. ASM Global is a leading provider of innovative venue services and live experiences with a portfolio of more than 325 venues on five continents including arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. Prior to joining ASM Global, Mr. Bension was with Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. for 10 years serving as President of Venue Nation where he oversaw the operation of 120 clubs, theaters, and amphitheaters around the country. Before joining Live Nation, Mr. Bension held principal roles as Chief Executive Officer of TicketsNow.com, Gameworks, LLC and Tickets.com. Mr. Bension also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Universal Studios Recreation Group, a unit of Universal Studios, from 1990 to 1996, where he oversaw their multi-billion dollar expansion programs in Hollywood, Orlando and Osaka, Japan. He currently serves as a Trustee at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles.

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James P. Chambers , , , Director

James Chambers has been a director of the Company since June 2019. Mr. Chambers has been a Partner at Hill Path Capital LP (“Hill Path”) since 2016. From 2009 to 2016, Mr. Chambers was a Principal at Apollo Management where he worked on a wide range of transactions across a variety of industries. Prior to Apollo Management, Mr. Chambers was an analyst in the Consumer Retail Group in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Mr. Chambers has served on the board of directors of Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLAY) since December 2020. Mr. Chambers has previously served on the board of directors of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., CEC Entertainment Inc. (the parent company of Chuck E. Cheese's), Principal Maritime Tankers Corp. and Principal Chemical Carriers, LLC. Mr. Chambers graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate in Markets and Management.

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William Gray , , , Director

William Gray has been a director of the Company since December 2014. He currently serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of Hulls Highway Consulting. Mr. Gray has been a Senior Advisor to The Blackstone Group LP since 2010. Mr. Gray served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Ogilvy North America of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Gray served as the President of Ogilvy Mather Advertising New York from 1997 to 2005. He joined Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. in 1978 as an Assistant Account Executive. Mr. Gray served on the board of Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq) from 2018 to 2020, Harleysville Group Insurance (Nasdaq) from 2007 to 2011, HealthMarkets, Inc. from 2013 to 2019, the board of trustees of The Century Family of Mutual Funds from 2006 to 2018 and the board of directors of Zinio Publishing Group from 2011 to 2014. He has also been a trustee of the New York Public Library since 1997. He received his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School and a BA from Harvard College.

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Timothy J. Hartnett , , , Director

Tim Hartnett has been a director of the Company since December 2020. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of New Roc Management, a consulting firm focused on providing asset management and operational services and advice to a high net worth family since 2018. Mr. Hartnett has also served as Chief Executive Officer of White Fall Advisors, a consulting firm focused on providing financial and operational advice to various entities since 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Hartnett was a partner and most recently served as a Global Private Equity leader and held various other roles of increasing responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers during his tenure from 1988 to 2013. Mr. Hartnett received a B.A. in Accounting from Boston College, an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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Charles Koppelman , , , Director

Charles Koppelman joined SeaWorld’s Board in July 2019. Mr. Koppelman serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CAK Entertainment, Inc., an entertainment and leisure consultant and brand development firm he founded in 1997. He served as Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. from 2005 to 2011. Mr. Koppelman served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMI Records Group, North America, from 1994 to 1997, and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMI Music Publishing from 1990 to 1994. He currently serves on the board of directors of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and he previously served on the board of directors of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Steve Madden, Ltd.

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Yoshikazu Maruyama , , , Director

Yoshikazu Maruyama has been a director of the Company since June 2017 and served as Chairman of the Board from September 2017 until July 2019. Since May 2019, Mr. Maruyama has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of TOCA Football, Inc., a California-based, global soccer experiences company. Prior to that, he provided consulting services in the leisure industry, including to ZHG Group, a real estate development and diversified leisure and tourism company in Asia from March 2017 to April 2018. 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 as Senior Vice President of International Business Development and Vice President of Strategic Planning. 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. Mr. Maruyama also serves on the board of Make-A-Wish Greater Los Angeles, a nonprofit organization.

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Thomas E. Moloney , , , Director

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 also served on the Board of Directors of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE) from 2009 to 2021. Mr. Moloney is on the boards of Nashoba Learning Group and the Boston Children’s Museum (past Chairperson), both non-profit organizations. Mr. Moloney formerly served on the boards of Manulife International Board (Singapore), Nypro, Inc., 5 Star Life Insurance Company, and Shawmut Design and Construction Company. 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.

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Neha Jogani Narang , , , Director

Neha Jogani Narang has served as a director of the Company since November 2019. She most recently served as the Chief Marketing Officer at True, an early stage private social app, from November 2020 through April 2021 and is continuing on as an advisor to the company. Ms. Narang has been supporting companies as a marketing expert and interim CMO consultant since 2018. Prior to that, Ms. Narang was at Facebook from 2011 to 2017 where she led global developer marketing and consumer product marketing. Prior to joining Facebook, Ms. Narang was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group from 2010 to 2011, and was a consultant at Cornerstone Research from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Narang holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree from University of Southern California. Ms. Narang also has served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of San Francisco, a nonprofit organization, since 2018.

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Kimberly K. Schaefer , , , Director

Kim Schaefer has been a director of the Company since December 2020. She has served as President of Two Bit Circus, Inc., a startup concept focusing on social interactions using the latest in technology and gaming, since 2017. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Schaefer served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. Prior to being appointed their Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Schaefer served as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Brand Officer from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Schaefer has served on the board of Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ) since July 2020, and served on the board of Education Realty Trust (NYSE) from 2016 to 2018. Ms. Schaefer graduated from Edgewood College with a B.A. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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