Charles Atwood retired in December, 2008 as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., now Caesars Entertainment,...
Charles Atwood retired in December, 2008 as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., now Caesars Entertainment, Inc. Atwood joined Harrah’s in 1979 and held numerous finance and development positions during his tenure. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2001, joined Harrah’s Board of Directors in July 2005, and became Vice Chairman in 2006.
He is the Lead Trustee of the Board of Trustees for Equity Residential, a REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He is also a member of the board of directors of Gala Coral Group, a London- based company. Atwood serves on the board of The Smith Center and is a Member of the Tulane University Business School Council. Atwood was named the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Yale Architecture School for the fall semester of 2008.
Atwood received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Tulane University.