Board of Directors

Mark Wang

Mr. Wang is the President and CEO of Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV), and former Executive Vice President and President of Hilton Grand Vacations, a division of Hilton, since March 2008. During Mr. Wang’s time as President of HGV, he also held a dual role as President of Global Sales for the hotel division from 2013 to 2014. He started with Hilton in 1999. Earlier in his career he was co-founder of PAHIO Resorts and founder of Aloha Resorts International.

Brenda J. Bacon

Ms. Bacon is the President and CEO of Brandywine Senior Living, and was President and CEO of Brandywine Senior Care, the predecessor company she co-founded in 1996. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief of Management and Planning under New Jersey Governor James Florio. Ms. Bacon currently serves on the Board of FTI Consulting. She is also a member of the Board of Argentum (formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America) and of Rowan University.

David W. Johnson

Mr. Johnson is President and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, overseeing the management of more than 450 hotels as well as a resort and luxury division of hotels, including the proprietary Jewel Resorts. Earlier, Mr. Johnson completed 17 years at Wyndham International, serving as President of Wyndham Hotels among other senior-level operations, sales and marketing positions. Mr. Johnson previously served on the Board of Strategic Hotels and of Gaylord Entertainment.

Mark Lazarus

As Chairman of NBC Sports Group, Mr. Lazarus oversees a multi-platform portfolio of assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. He manages partnerships with many prestigious sports properties, including the International Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL and PGA TOUR, among many others. Mr. Lazarus currently serves on the Board of Compass Diversified Holdings.

Pamela Patsley

Ms. Patsley was appointed Executive Chairman of MoneyGram International in January 2016, after serving as Chairman and CEO of MoneyGram from 2009 to 2015. She previously held leadership positions at KPMG, First USA, Paymentech, First Data Corporation and Advent International. In addition to her Board position with MoneyGram International, she also serves on the Board of Texas Instruments and of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. Ms. Patsley serves as the Chair of HGV’s Audit Committee.

Leonard A. Potter, Chairman of the Board

Leonard Potter is President and Chief Investment Officer of Wildcat Capital Management, a private investment advisory firm. Mr. Potter has held positions at Salt Creek Hospitality, Soros Private Equity and Alpine Consolidated and Capstone Partners. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Mr. Potter currently serves on the Boards of Solar Capital, Solar Senior Capital, and GSV Capital. Mr. Potter serves as the Chair of HGV’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Paul W. Whetsell

Mr. Whetsell is President and CEO of CapStar Hotel Company, a hotel ownership and investment firm overseeing the acquisition, development and management of over 300 hotels. He founded the original CapStar Hotel Company in 1987 and oversaw the merger with American General Hospitality creating MeriStar Hospitality, the nation’s third-largest real estate investment trust, and MeriStar Hotels & Resorts, the nation’s largest independent management company. He served as President and CEO and then Vice Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts. Mr. Whetsell serves as the chair of HGV’s Compensation Committee.