Gaming and Leisure Properties has expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of MacAndrews & Forbes Vice Chairman, Barry F. Schwartz.
The Board of Directors at Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. has named its latest member, Barry F. Schwartz, as an independent director.
The appointment of Schwartz, which is effective immediately subject to regulatory approvals, will see the company’s Board grow to seven members, six of whom are independent.
“Barry brings to our Board decades of experience leading companies in a wide range of industries, including a developer of technology-based products, services and content for worldwide gaming and lottery markets, as well as companies specializing in beauty care products, technology solutions, marketing services, transaction solutions and intelligent media delivery,” commented Peter M. Carlino, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gaming and Leisure Properties. “Barry has extensive experience identifying and completing M&A transactions, and we look forward to working with him as we pursue opportunities to accretively grow our portfolio of stable rent-producing assets.”
Mr. Schwartz has served in several leadership roles with MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated and various affiliates, including currently as Vice Chairman, as Executive Vice Chairman from October 2007 to January 2017, Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 1993 to 2007 and Senior Vice President from 1989 to 1993.
He is also a director of Revlon, Inc., Revlon Consumer Products Corporation and Scientific Games Corporation.