Gary W. Loveman
Chairman, President and CEO, Caesars Entertainment Corporation
A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Loveman was a numbers cruncher and Harvard professor until a thesis he wrote on consumer buying habits became a must-read among CEOs at companies like McDonald's and Disney. He later caught the attention of gambling giant Harrah's and became a consultant and eventually its CEO. Since then, his innovative customer loyalty program and acquisition of Caesars Palace has made Harrah's the largest casino operator in the world.