Consumer >> CEO Interviews >> April 27, 2001

Scott Laporta – Park Place Entertainment Corporation (ppe)

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. Profile
TWST: Could you start out by giving us a brief historical sketch of the

company, and where you are today?

Mr. LaPorta: Park Place Entertainment is the world's largest gaming

company. We have