US casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation has strengthened its board with the appointment of Denise Clark as a director.
Clark brings with her more than two decades of experience, including serving 13 years in the US Navy and working with several leading multinational companies across a variety of industries.
She recently retired from Estée Lauder after serving as chief information officer of the $12bn skincare company from 2012 to 2017. During her tenure at Estée Lauder, Clark was responsible for information technology and partnering to build the company's omni-channel capabilities that connects digital, online and in-store offerings to enhance the overall consumer experience.
"Denise is a well-respected and experienced corporate leader with a proven track record of success throughout her career across a variety of areas, including technology and global operations, which are important to Caesars as we move forward," said Caesars Entertainment chairman Jim Hunt. "She is a natural problem solver and will be a welcome addition to the Caesars boardroom."
Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Clark served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Hasbro from 2007 to 2012. Before Hasbro, Clark spent seven years at Mattel as chief technology officer, having begun her business career at Apple Computer.
"As we continue to execute on the technology transformation of Caesars Entertainment, we have focused on developing scalable platforms that can readily take advantage of growth opportunities and allow us to bring the Caesars experience efficiently to new markets," said Caesars president and CEO Mark Frissora. "Denise will bring to our board extremely relevant perspectives as we continue to implement our growth and value creation strategies."
Clark currently serves as a member of United Natural Foods board, where she is a member of both the Audit and Nominating & Governance committees. The appointment remains subject to required regulatory approvals. With the addition of Clark, Caesars’ board will consist of 11 members.
Following her appointment, Clark commented: "I'm pleased to be joining the Caesars board as the Company enters into its next phase of growth and development. I look forward to working with my fellow directors and the management team as the company continues to execute on its strategies to deliver increased and sustainable long-term value."
Shares in Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NSQ:CZR) closed up marginally by 0.49 per cent at $10.25 per share in New York Thursday.