John Payne joined Caesars Entertainment (then Harrah's Entertainment) in 1995 as a President's Associate. Most recently, he served as President, Central Markets & Partnership Development for Caesars Entertainment. Prior to this role, Payne was President of Enterprise Shared Services from July 2011 to May 2013. Previously, he was Central Division President. Payne has held general manager roles of several properties, including Harrah's New Orleans. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Duke University and a Master's degree in Business, Finance and Marketing from Northwestern University.
Mary Beth Higgins joined the Caesars Entertainment Operating Company as CFO in 2014 and is responsible for executive management and oversight of CEOC’s financial operations. Higgins joins CEOC from Global Cash Access Inc., where she served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President from September 2010 to March 2014 and was responsible for all facets of financial management, including financial controls and reporting, taxation, financial planning, treasury, and investor relations. Prior to this, Higgins held the CFO role at Herbst Gaming Inc. and Camco Inc., successively. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Finance from Memphis State University.
Tim Lambert joined a predecessor to Caesars, Empress Entertainment, in 1995. He was most recently Vice President and Chief Counsel Regional Operations, Regulatory & Compliance for Caesars Entertainment. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and received his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law.