Scott A. Laporta

SCOTT A. LAPORTA is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
of Park Place Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest gaming
company. Mr. LaPorta is responsible for the company’s corporate finance,
tax, treasury operations, accounting, insurance and investor relations
functions. Mr. LaPorta most recently served as Senior Vice President and
Treasurer for Hilton Hotels Corporation, a position he held from May
1996. Prior to joining Hilton, he was Senior Vice President and
Treasurer at Host Marriott. Previously, Mr. LaPorta held a series of
senior financial management positions with Marriott Corporation, which
included Director of Corporate Finance and Vice President of Corporate
Finance. He joined Marriott in 1989 as Senior Financial Analyst of
Financial Planning and Analysis. Before joining Marriott, he spent three
years with PriceWaterhouse. In addition to his position with Park Place
Entertainment, Mr. LaPorta serves on the Board of Jupiters Limited, an
Australian gaming company that owns the Conrad International Treasury
Casino, Brisbane, and Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast. He is also a director
of Baluma SA, the owner of the Conrad International Punta del Este,
Uruguay Casino and Resort. Mr. LaPorta earned a Bachelor’s degree in
Accounting from the University of Virginia and a Master’s degree in
Business Administration from Vanderbilt University.