Mark Hoplamazian, CEO, Hyatt Hotels
Thursday, October 16, 2014
11:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m.
Mark Hoplamazian was appointed to the board of directors in November 2006 and named president and chief executive officer of Hyatt Hotels Corp. in December 2006.
Prior to being appointed to his present position, Hoplamazian served as president of The Pritzker Organization LLC (TPO), the principal financial and investment advisor for Pritzker family business interests. During his 17-year tenure with TPO, he served as advisor to various Pritzker family-owned companies, including Hyatt Hotels Corp. and its predecessors.
Hoplamazian has served on the boards of directors of a number of privately held companies and participated on behalf of the Pritzker family business interests in the formation of a number of companies. He previously worked in international mergers and acquisitions at The First Boston Corp. in New York.
Hoplamazian is the chairman of the National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise. He serves on the advisory board of Facing History and Ourselves, the Council on the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the board of directors of New Schools for Chicago, the executive committee of the board of directors of World Business Chicago, and the Henry Crown Fellowship Program board of overseers. Hoplamazian is a member of the World Travel & Tourism Council and of the Commercial Club of Chicago.