Board of Directors

John Farahi

John Farahi
Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

John Farahi has been Co-Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception, and of Golden Road since June 1993. From 1973 until June 1993, Mr. Farahi was President, Director, and General Manager of Golden Road. Mr. Farahi is a partner in Farahi Investment Company ("FIC") which is engaged in real estate investment and development. Mr. Farahi served on the Washoe County Airport Authority as a Trustee from July 1997 until June 2005. Mr. Farahi is a former member of the Nevada Commission on Tourism and is presently a Board Member of the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors' Authority. Mr. Farahi holds a political science degree from the California State University, Hayward.

Bob Farahi

Bob Farahi
Co-Chairman of the Board and President

Bob Farahi has been Co-Chairman of the Board and President of the Company since its inception, and of Golden Road since 1993. From 1973 until June 1993, Mr. Farahi was Vice President and a Director of Golden Road. Mr. Farahi divides his working time between the Company and the other companies with which he is involved. Mr. Farahi is a partner in FIC. Mr. Farahi holds a biochemistry degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Craig Sullivan

Craig F. Sullivan
President, Sullivan & Associates

Craig F. Sullivan has been a member of the Board since September 1998. He was Chairman of the Board of Park Cattle Company from July 2006 to June 2008. Since March 1998, Mr. Sullivan has been President of Sullivan & Associates, a strategic and financial consulting firm to companies in the gaming industry. From April 1995 to March 1998, Mr. Sullivan served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Primadonna Resorts, Inc., and from February 1990 to April 1995, Mr. Sullivan served as Treasurer of Aztar Corporation. Mr. Sullivan also served on the Board of New York-New York Hotel & Casino from March 1996 to June 1998. Mr. Sullivan holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the George Washington University and holds a master's degree in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Yvette Landau

Yvette Landau
Co-Owner of W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC

Yvette Landau has been a member of the Board since June 2010. From 1996 until 2005, she was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Mandalay Resort Group. Since 2005, she has been co-owner of W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC, a construction services firm specializing in casino resort development. She was also the President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, a worldwide organization of legal, financial and regulatory professionals in the gaming industry, and remains active with the organization.

Paul Andrews

Paul Andrews
Paul Andrews is the President and CEO of the National Western Stock Show and Complex (“NWSS”)

NWSS, which plays host to the National Western Stock Show each January and over 170 other events each year in Denver, Colorado. Prior to joining NWSS in November 2010, Mr. Andrews spent 20 years in various capacities with Denver-based Kroenke Sports Enterprises LLC, owner of the Denver Nuggets, the Colorado Avalanche and the Pepsi Center Arena. Mr. Andrews served in various sales, marketing and administrative capacities while at Kroenke including the position of Executive Vice President in which he was responsible for all business operations. The Board believes Mr. Andrews is qualified to serve as a director due to his significant operations, marketing and sales experience. His appointment to the Board is effective May 1, 2014.