Speaker's Biography:

Gary Loveman
Chairman, CEO and President, Harrah's Entertainment Inc.

Gary Loveman is Chairman, CEO and President of Harrah's Entertainment Inc. As CEO since 2003, Loveman oversaw Harrah's acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc. in 2005 and Harrah's going private in 2008, a transaction led by private equity firms TPG Capital and Apollo Management. A former associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Loveman joined Harrah's as chief operating officer in 1998 and developed the customer loyalty program Total Rewards. Loveman has been recognized as the gaming and lodging industry's best CEO by Institutional Investor magazine for four consecutive years. He is a director of Coach Inc. and FedEx Corp., and he sits on the boards at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and Children's Hospital Boston. Loveman received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was an Alfred P. Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.