Caesars announces new Board member

Jan Jones Blackhurst will replace Richard Schifter, who resigned as a director on September 5.
Jan Jones Blackhurst will replace Richard Schifter, who resigned as a director on September 5.

Caesars has announced that Jan Jones has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors, subject to regulatory approval.

US.- Janis “Jan” Jones Blackhurst has become the newest member of Caesars Entertainment’s Board of Directors. The company named the executive to its Board on September 5, and the move is now subject to regulatory approval.

Jan Jones Blackhurst will replace Richard Schifter, who resigned as a director on September 5. Blackhurst has been a senior executive at Caesars for 20 years. She will continue in her current role of Executive Vice President, Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility until October 1.

The new member of the Board has a long trajectory at Caesars, as she helped the company achieve a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index for 10 consecutive years. She also led the Gender Equity Initiative.

“I’m delighted and honoured to be joining the Board of Caesars. I have tremendous respect for Jim, Tony and the other board members and I look forward to working with them. I’ll continue to advocate that Caesars takes a leading role as a responsible corporate citizen. I’m proud of the course we have charted and committed to continuing it,” said Blackhurst.

The CEO’s word

“Jan has had a groundbreaking career in the gaming industry. I am happy she will remain with us as a board member and trusted advisor,” said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “[Jan helped] create a diverse, inclusive workplace, advancing environmental stewardship, advocating for important social issues and contributing giving to individuals, families and communities in need. Caesars has been very fortunate to develop and refine its social responsibility practices under her leadership. I thank Jan for her 20 years of distinguished service to our company, our team members and the communities we serve,” added the CEO of Caesars.

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