Director Bios

Alex Yemenidjian

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Alex Yemenidjian, Director

Alex Yemenidjian has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Armenco Holdings, LLC, a private investment company, since January 2005, and co-founded Integral Associates, which was acquired by GTI. Mr. Yemenidjian served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Inc. from July 2009 to September 2015. He also served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MetroGoldwyn-Mayer Inc. from April 1999 to April 2005 and was a director from November 1997 to April 2005. Mr. Yemenidjian was director of MGM Resorts International, Inc. (“MGM”) (formerly MGM Grand, Inc. and MGM Mirage Resorts, Inc.) from 1989 to 2005 and was its president from 1995 to 1999. He also served MGM in other capacities, including as Chief Operating Officer from 1995 until 1999 and as Chief Financial Officer from 1994 to 1998. He served as an executive of Tracinda Corporation, the majority owner of both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and MGM, from 1990 to 1997 and again during 1999. Mr. Yemenidjian is a trustee of mutual funds Baron Investment Funds Trust and Baron Select Funds, is lead director and chairman of the compensation committee of Guess?, Inc., a worldwide retailer of contemporary apparel, and until March 2018, when it was sold, was a director and chairman of the audit committee of Regal Entertainment Group, a motion picture exhibition company. As part of his civic and charitable activities, Mr. Yemenidjian serves on the board of USC Marshall School of Business Board of Leaders, was Co-Chair of Imagine the Arts Campaign of California State University, Northridge, served as Director of the Lincy Foundation, served as Trustee of the American Film Institute, and served as Chairman of the United Armenian Fund. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University, Northridge, a Master’s degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, and was Adjunct Professor of Taxation at the University of Southern California Graduate School of Business.