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56.73 Common Stock | 20 minute delay -0.29 -0.51% Volume: 271,726 April 27, 2017 04:01 PM VIEW

Management Team

Thomas J. Pritzker , , , Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Thomas J. Pritzker has been a member of our board of directors since August 2004 and our Executive Chairman since August 2004. Mr. Pritzker served as our Chief Executive Officer from August 2004 to December 2006. Mr. Pritzker was appointed President of Hyatt Corporation in 1980 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyatt Corporation from 1999 to December 2006.
Mr. Pritzker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TPO. Mr. Pritzker also serves as a Director of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. He served as a Director of TransUnion Corp., a credit reporting service company, until June 2010 and as Chairman of Marmon Holdings, Inc. until March 2014. Mr. Pritzker is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic & International Studies; Director and Vice President of The Pritzker Foundation, a charitable foundation; Director and President of the Pritzker Family Philanthropic Fund, a charitable organization; and Director, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, a charitable foundation which established The Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Mr. Pritzker is the father of Mr. Jason Pritzker, who is also a member of our board of directors.

Mark S. Hoplamazian , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

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, L.L.C. (“TPO”), 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. He previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corporation in New York. Mr. Hoplamazian was appointed to the VF Corporation board of directors in February 2015, and serves on the Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves, the Council on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Executive Committee of the board of directors of World Business Chicago, the board of directors of New Schools for Chicago and of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the board of trustees of the Aspen Institute and of the Latin School of Chicago. Mr. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Commercial Club of Chicago and is a member of the Discovery Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship.

Maryam Banikarim , , , Global Chief Marketing Officer

Maryam Banikarim was selected as global Chief Marketing Officer in January 2015. Ms. Banikarim is responsible for driving the company's individual brands and the experiences they offer online and offline while working across the organization to facilitate innovation around the guest experience.

Ms. Banikarim joined Hyatt with more than 20 years of marketing expertise across multiple industries. In her most recent prior role, she was Gannett’s first-ever Chief Marketing Officer, where she is credited with repositioning the company and its brands. Before Gannett, Ms. Banikarim served as senior vice president at NBC Universal, chief marketing officer for Univision Communications, Inc., and founded a strategy firm that consulted for such clients as Deutsche Bank, Bacardi and Time-Warner. She also worked at Turner Broadcasting, MacMillan Publishing, and was a lead team member for the launch of CitySearch, an early Internet start-up. Ms. Banikarim began her career at Young & Rubicam.

Ms. Banikarim serves on the boards of Reporters without Borders, Columbia University’s Alumni Association, the Ad Council and Advertising Week, the world’s premiere gathering of marketing and communications leaders held each year in New York.

H. Charles Floyd , , , Global President of Operations

Chuck Floyd was selected Global President of Operations in August 2014. In this role, Chuck leads and develops Hyatt’s shared operation services organization known as the Global Operations Center (GOC) and is responsible for the successful operation of Hyatt’s hotels globally. Mr. Floyd is also responsible for ensuring operating efficiency in the roll-out of new innovations, unifying the Company's global operations, and overseeing the Company’s information technology resources, worldwide sales organization and call centers. The Group Presidents for each of Hyatt’s three regions report to Mr. Floyd.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Floyd was Executive Vice President, Group President – Global Operations Center. From January 2006 through September 2012, Mr. Floyd served as Chief Operating Officer – North America. In that role he was responsible for the management of Hyatt’s full service hotels and resorts as well as the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands in the United States, Canada and Caribbean. In addition, he oversaw Hyatt Residential Group, Inc. (formerly Hyatt Vacation Ownership, Inc.) and the Franchise Owner Relations Group, which supported both full service and select service and extended stay franchisees. He also oversaw various corporate functions for North America, including sales, human resources, product and design, rooms, food and beverage and engineering. Since joining Hyatt in 1981, Mr. Floyd has served in a number of other senior positions, including Executive Vice President – North America Operations and Senior Vice President of Sales, as well as various managing director and general manager roles.

Peter Fulton , , , Group President – EAME/Southwest Asia

Peter Fulton was appointed Executive Vice President, Group President—EAME/SW Asia in October 2012. Mr. Fulton is responsible for overseeing hotels in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, India, Central Asia and Nepal. In 1983, Mr. Fulton embarked on his career with Hyatt International as Food & Beverage Manager at Hyatt Regency Auckland. For the next nine years, he filled senior food and beverage positions at Hyatt properties in Dubai, Canberra and Macau before receiving his first appointment as Manager at Hyatt Regency Acapulco. In 1994, Mr. Fulton was appointed General Manager of the same hotel. Three years later, Mr. Fulton was appointed General Manager at Hyatt Regency Delhi, where he remained until assuming the position of General Manager of Grand Hyatt Dubai. From 2001 until February 2008, Mr. Fulton oversaw Grand Hyatt Dubai, the largest 5-star hotel in the region, which opened in March 2003. From February 2008 until October 2012, Mr. Fulton was the Managing Director South West Asia. Prior to Hyatt, Mr. Fulton worked for Travelodge in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, Claridges Hotel in London, and Le Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Patrick Grismer , , , Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Grismer was selected as Chief Financial Officer in March 2016. In this role, Patrick is responsible for the global finance function, including financial reporting, planning, treasury, tax, investor relations, internal audit, and procurement.

Patrick joined Hyatt from his post as chief financial officer at Yum! Brands, where he previously held a number of roles including chief planning and control officer and chief financial officer for Yum! Restaurants International. Prior to Yum!, he worked at The Walt Disney Company where he served in roles that included vice president, business planning and development for The Disneyland Resort and chief financial officer for the Disney Vacation Club.

Patrick began his career with Price Waterhouse. He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and CPA certification in the State of California.

Stephen G. Haggerty , , , Global Head of Capital Strategy, Franchising and Select Service

Steve Haggerty was selected Global Head of Capital Strategy, Franchising and Select Service in August 2014. Mr. Haggerty is responsible for implementing our overall capital and franchising strategy and overseeing our select service business. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Haggerty was the Executive Vice President, Global Head of Real Estate and Capital Strategy from October 2012. In that role, Mr. Haggerty was responsible for implementing our capital strategy, managing our hotel asset base and providing support to our development professionals around the world. Mr. Haggerty has been with Hyatt since 2007 when he joined the company as Global Head of Real Estate and Development, overseeing the global development, feasibility and development finance and asset management teams.

Before joining us, Mr. Haggerty spent 13 years serving in several positions of increasing responsibility with Marriott International, Inc., including finance, asset management and development roles in various locations around the world.

Anne-Marie Law , , , Chief Human Resources Officer

Anne-Marie Law was selected as Chief Human Resources Officer for Hyatt in October 2016, bringing more than 25 years of human resources and organizational transformation experience. In her role, she is responsible for the strategy to support the company’s most critical asset – its 100,000 colleagues worldwide – as well global diversity, learning and development, corporate social responsibility, talent management, compensation and benefits. Most recently, Law served as Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Baxalta Incorporated. Before Baxalta, she held various senior human resources positions at McKesson Corporation and VeriSign. Prior to joining VeriSign, Law spent approximately eight years in human resources leadership positions with Xilinx, Inc. She is a graduate of Leicester University and National College of Ireland.

Rena Hozore Reiss , , , General Counsel and Secretary

Rena Hozore Reiss has served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since August 2010. Ms. Reiss joined Hyatt after spending 10 years at Marriott International, Inc. where she most recently served as Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel, overseeing a legal team responsible for supporting that company's development activities in the Americas. From 2000 to 2007, Ms. Reiss held a series of increasingly responsible positions at Marriott, including serving as Senior Counsel and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Ms. Reiss practiced law at Thomson Muraro Razook & Hart in Miami, Florida, served as an Associate General Counsel for the Miami Herald Publishing Company, and was a Partner with Counts & Kanne, Chartered in Washington, DC.

Peter Sears , , , Group President - Americas

Pete Sears was selected Group President - Americas for Hyatt Hotels Corporation in September 2014. Mr. Sears is responsible for the growth and successful operation of Hyatt’s portfolio in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to his current role, he was the Senior Vice President, Operations for Asia Pacific. Mr. Sears began his career with Hyatt as a corporate trainee at Hyatt Regency San Antonio in 1987, and went on to hold numerous positions of increasing operational responsibility. These positions included serving as general manager of five full service hotels in North America at properties located in San Francisco, Orange County, and Lake Tahoe. In 2006, he became Senior Vice President of Field Operations for the Central Region, and in 2009, became Senior Vice President, Operations for North America.

David Udell , , , Group President - Asia Pacific

David Udell was appointed as Executive Vice President, Group President — ASPAC in July 2014. Mr. Udell is responsible for overseeing hotels in Southeast Asia, Greater China, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Micronesia. Prior to his current role, Mr. Udell was the Senior Vice President, Operations for the GOC. Mr. Udell has also served as Senior Vice President — Operations, Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for overseeing the operation of 55 hotels within the region. Over the last 32 years, Mr. Udell has held senior management positions in Hyatt properties in Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong and Tokyo. In 1992, he was appointed opening General Manager of Park Hyatt Tokyo and in 1996, General Manager of Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Mr. Udell is a 1982 graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in Ithaca, N.Y. He began his career with Hyatt as a Corporate Management Trainee at Hyatt Regency Singapore in 1982.