Jan Jones Blackhurst previously served as the Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Corporate Responsibility of Caesars Entertainment from May 2017 through September 2019. Ms. Jones Blackhurst also served as the Executive Vice President of Communications and Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment from November 2011 until May 2017 and as Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations from November 1999 to November 2011. Ms. Jones Blackhurst has over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry and has played a key role in innovating responsible gaming programs that are now used throughout the industry. Ms. Jones Blackhurst serves as the Chairwoman of the Public Education Foundation and as Chief Executive-In-Residence of the UNLV International Gaming Institute. Prior to joining Caesars Entertainment, Ms. Jones Blackhurst served two terms of Mayor of Las Vegas from 1991-1999. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University and attended the University of Southern California's School of Food Marketing Management.