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 Co-Founder and Managing Director at Horizon Capital Partners LLC, a commercial, residential, and mixed-use land acquisition and development company located in McKinney, Texas. Prior to Horizon Capital, Mr. Johnson founded Aimbridge Hospitality and served as its CEO from 2003-2021. Earlier, he spent 17 years at Wyndham International, as the President of Wyndham Hotels, among other senior-level operations, sales and marketing positions. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) board as a member of the Chairman’s Circle and as a member of USTA’s CEO Roundtable. 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.

David Sambur

Mr. Sambur is a Senior Partner and Co-Head of Apollo Private Equity, where he oversees the Private Equity portfolio and has led numerous investments across technology, media, gaming, hospitality and travel. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the companies or parent companies of CareerBuilder, ClubCorp, Lottomatica, Rackspace Technology, and Shutterfly, among others. Mr. Sambur also helps lead the Apollo Pride Network. Prior to joining Apollo in 2004, he was a member of the Leveraged Finance Group of Salomon Smith Barney Inc. Mr. Sambur is a graduate of Emory University and currently serves on the Emory College Dean’s Advisory Council, the Arbor Brothers Inc. Board, and is a member of the Mount Sinai Department of Medicine Advisory Board.

Alex van Hoek

Mr. van Hoek is a Partner at Apollo, having joined the firm in 2010. He has led investments across gaming, hospitality, aerospace and retail, and will join the boards of The Venetian and Great Canadian Gaming, upon close of pending transactions. Previously, Mr. van Hoek was a member of the Financial Sponsors Group at Deutsche Bank. He is a graduate of Princeton University.

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.