As CEO of Caesars Entertainment, Gary Loveman has helped to grow the company to more than 40 properties in 12 states and three countries. The marketing and customer loyalty strategies he has implemented have boosted same-store sales growth in all but one of the last 24 quarters. He has been recognized as the “best CEO” in the gaming and lodging industry by Institutional Investor magazine in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2013, Loveman was inducted into the American Gaming Association’s Gaming Hall of Fame and awarded the Education Hero Award by the Las Vegas-based Public Education Foundation.
Gary Loveman is Aetna’s executive vice president, and president of a newly expanded Healthagen® health services organization, which now will include Aetna’s Consumer Business. He is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, where he continues to serve as a Chairman.
A former associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Loveman joined Caesars, a Fortune 500 company as Chief Operating Officer in 1998 and drew on his extensive background in retail marketing and service-management to develop and implement many of the industry’s most innovative programs.
During his tenure with Caesars, he oversaw a period of growth that included several major acquisitions, as well as the utilization of cutting-edge technologies to deliver unsurpassed customer service and consumer experiences. Loveman also developed Wellness Rewards, Caesars’ widely recognized, incentive-based health and wellness program for the company’s 70,000 employees and their families. For the past three years, he has chaired the Business Roundtable’s Health & Retirement Committee, which focuses on improving the quality and affordability of the nation’s health and retirement systems. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Boston and on the Visiting Committee of the M.I.T. Department of Economics, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of FedEx Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T., where he was an Alfred Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Wesleyan University.