Michael Pegram

Independent Director

Michael Pegram

Mr. Pegram has served on the Board since July 2020 and served on the board of ERI from September 2014 until July 2020. Mr. Pegram has been a partner in the Carson Valley Inn in Minden, Nevada since June 2009 and a partner in the Bodines Casino in Carson City, Nevada since January 2007. Mr. Pegram is the managing member of G PEG I, LLC, which owns and operates five casinos in the Reno and Carson City area. Mr. Pegram has more than 45 years of experience owning and operating 25 successful McDonald’s franchises through AMT Investments. Mr. Pegram is the former Chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners of California and has been the owner of a number of racehorses, including 1998 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, Real Quiet, 2010 Preakness Stakes winner, Lookin at Lucky, 1998 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner and 1999 Kentucky Oaks winner, Silverbulletday, 2001 Dubai World Cup winner, Captain Steve, and the 2007 and 2008 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner, Midnight Lute. Additionally, Mr. Pegram served as a director of Skagit State Bancorp from April 1997 to November 2018.

Mr. Pegram has been selected to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in the horse racing industry and as an investor, business owner, and director of various casino operations. The Board of Directors has affirmatively determined that Mr. Pegram is independent under the NASDAQ listing standards.