Mark P. Frissora

Mark P. Frissora
CEO and President, Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Last Updated: 01/11/2018

Executive Summary

Describing himself as “kind of a Midwestern guy,” Mark Frissora served as the Chief Executive Officer of Hertz from 2006 until his resignation in September 2014. Frissora stepped down amid disappointing results and accounting problems that had drawn outcries from activist investor Carl Icahn and other shareholders. Prior to

Personal Attributes and Interests

  • Frissora grew up in Columbus, Ohio, and despite several moves describes himself as “kind of a Midwestern guy.”
  • He and his wife, Jennifer, have several children.

Current Focus

  • Company Snapshot:  Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) is the world's most diversified casino-entertainment provider and the most geographically diverse U.S. casino-en

Key Challenges

  • Indoor Smoking Ban:  “Caesars Entertainment Corporation has reportedly told officials in Louisiana that the 2015 indoor smoking ban instituted in Orleans Parish has severely hurt business at its Harrah’

Biographical Highlights

  • Frissora was born in August 1955, in Columbus, Ohio.
  • He earned a BA degree from Ohio State University and later attended Babson College in Massachusetts.

Other Boards and Organizations

  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, UNLV Foundation, UNLV
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Walgreen Company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

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